Franklin Park :: NYC Beer Gardens

 Franklin Park

When Anatoly Dubinsky and Matthew Roff, no strangers to entrepreneurship in Brooklyn, decided to open Franklin Park in Crown Heights, people thought they were crazy. The now-sleek bar, with its open air courtyard and uplit, subway tiled bar, is a far cry from the abandoned garage where drug dealers once used to congregate. Franklin Park hosts everything from a bi-monthly reading series to weekend DJ nights.

The crowd is eclectic, which is one of Franklin Park's main draws. Rabbi Ari Kirschenbaum, who operates the synagogue across the street, made a l'chaim over vodka when Dubinsky and Roff first opened the bar. He's held Hasidic philosophy classes there. Hipsters, locals, moms and dads turn up at Franklin Park, which is a testament to the many attractive facets of the bar and beer garden -- skee ball, open air dining, and good music among them.

Address and Phone
618 St. John's Place
Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-975-0196