6/07/2009

Where Everybody Knows Your Name


It's always interesting to step into a landmark. For Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, the landmark is Farrell's Bar and Grill. Open since 1933, this neighborhood treasure is filled with cops and firemen, locals and yuppies. Beer is served in sizes: small, medium, and large. The large has been christened, the "Container." Basically a 32oz styrofoam cup that functions as a to-go container for those with thirst on the move.

Much has been said about Farrell's over the years with respect to the neighborhood and gentrification. This imperialist won't go into detail on that, but let's just say on a Saturday night with the Mrs., we were welcomed by some cranky patrons and made to feel at home. One would love to find an Imperial Pint here, but that would probably be deemed, "unAmerican"...

6 out of 10 Pints.

3 comments:

Michael from ACL said...

Farrelli's was my spot for five years when I lived in the neighborhood. I have never been to a bar where the locals are so weary of outsiders. I drank there frequently when I lived in the hood and was never really accepted as a regular or even semi-regular. Gotta love that place and their crazy styrofoam cups.

Michael from ACL said...

Goddamn how did that I get in there. I mixed Farrell's and Fanelli's.

his majesty said...

Farrell's, Fanelli's - same DNA.