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Jul172012

Open for Business: Prospect Bar, 545 Fifth Avenue

A huge new bar quietly opened last Thursday on Fifth Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, in the space last occupied by a bodega, and before that, a butcher shop.

Called Prospect, it's the brainchild of a few Irish ex-pats who own several other bars and restaurants throughout the city. It's spacious, well-designed, has a gorgeous backyard, a solid beer selection, and is far and away one of the largest watering holes in the area.

There are 22 taps, with beer averaging about $5, as well as a wide selection of bottles that include a few rarities like Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. There's an emphasis on brown liquors, with a large variety of Bourbon, Rye, and Scotch, and a cocktail menu is in the works (along with a Happy Hour). Also in progress is a food menu (there's a full kitchen), and they'll serve brunch as well as a small selection of what will most likely be elevated pub food.

It's a simply appointed space, with a long, 20-seat bar and several booths dominating the front room, a back room with a few sturdy picnic-style tables made of reclaimed wood, and a bi-level backyard that's a real showstopper. The floors and ceiling beams are also reclaimed wood, and there's already a lived-in feel that makes it hard to believe that it's only been in business for five days.

2012 has so far been a banner year for South Slope barflies. With the opening of The Monro, Skylark, The Owl Farm, Greenwood Park, and now Prospect, the area is shaping up to be one of the city's finest when it comes to top-notch drinking establishments.

Prospect will be open daily from noon to 4 AM.

Prospect Bar, 545 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215. 347-599-1087.

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Reader Comments (10)

Mannn did these guys get the Department of Bullcrap run around. Soooo glad to see they got the place open. Light years better use of space than the last 18 uses and priced well for the demographic. Hooray beer!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr. RE

Huge space and a great backyard. Cool.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFelton

Excellent tap selection too!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSlopeLifer

at last an adult bar,was there saturday and got a great vibe already,very well put together,these guys obviously know what there doing,huge wooden floors and the booths in front are a very nice touch,back garden is killer not sure when it closes down,rumored brunch will start in 6 ton
8 weeks,great beer selection and high end bourbons and ryes,a great new place to slurp at the slope.......

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterslopester

What time is Sing Along Story Hour?

Went there the other night... Amazing selection of beers... Place was great.. Back Patio was amazing. Place still has the "new car scent" going on

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian G

Best new place on the avenue!!!! Great beer, Great Vibe, Great Crowd. Finally a new place I can hang out in. Can't wait till they start there brunch.

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOLD BKLYN

Finally an alternative to Sidecar...which is great but it's a bit tired and service is slipping. Went into Prospect today and met the friendly bar keep, Leann - straight off the boat Irish. Surprised they don't have Guinness on tap but every other selection is solid. Pappy 15 year for $18. Can't wait. I wish I could buy stock in this place because I can already tell its gonna be BEAST!

Checked this place out last Saturday night and it was quiet, but that meant I got to explore every nook and cranny of the place. The photos don't do it justice. It's huge with a beautiful backyard. The bartender was friendly and rock n roll was on the stereo. Good beer selection too. I look forward to seeing what kind of food they bring in. I will definitely be making this one of my neighborhood spots-- as long as the stroller contingents stay away.

July 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKidless in the Slope

Classy, not stuffy. Bartenders are the best. Park Slope has arrived. Aye!

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Puccio

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