Uncle Barry's has been under construction on Fifth Avenue between St. Marks and Bergen for a few months now, and owners Josh Ellis and Jake Treback are planning on opening the doors (and the taps) to the neighborhood this Thursday at 7 PM. Let's take a look at what we can expect.
The first impression is that it's a no-frills space, and that's exactly what the owners, who are first cousins, want. "You don't need to convince people to get drunk in a dimly lit room," said Ellis, who will be behind the bar Monday and Wednesday nights and Friday during the day (Treback will bartend Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights). There's a seating area up front, a classic wooden bar that seats 20, a small back room that's home to a Mortal Kombat II arcade game (good choice), and a small backyard down below.