Bar of the Day: High Dive

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This is the sixth in our series on the venues featured in the Brooklyn Beer Book. Today we’re featuring High Dive, the Park Slope spot friendly to bloggers, drinkers and psycho killers alike.


243 Fifth Ave. between Carroll & President, Park Slope, 718-788-0401

What it is: A lively, smart-looking spot in prime Slope carved out of a former “dive” bar location.
Why we love it:
The beer selection is great, with 15 on tap and nearly 30 in bottles. But there’s cheap Miller High Lifes if you need to go that route, and free popcorn (Old Bay optional). The jukebox is solid and the back porch is a well-decorated place to chill.
Who to bring: Your digital friends (free WiFi all the time); Talking Heads fans (see below).
What to order: Ever been eating cookies and say to yourself “I wish these got me drunk? Brooklyn Cookie Jar Porter is the solution.
High Dive fun fact: After his free concert in Prospect Park last summer, David Byrne went to High Dive for the after party. He rode his bike there.

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High Dive 243 Fifth Ave. (Garfield Place and Carroll Street) Park Slope 718-788-0401Facebook • WebsiteWhat it is: A loungy neighborhood hangout with games, free popcorn and a...


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  1. Great neighborhood bar. Quiet place. $2 Miller High Life draft pints until 8 pm weekdays and free freshly made popcorn with optional five seasonings makes this place a winner. If you want conversation, bring a friend or use their free wifi. I hope this place does not get discovered–it will ruin it for me.

  2. monday night is coin toss night. the bartender will toss with you … if you call it, your drink is free!

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