Pete’s Candy Store


709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: Sandwiches
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Price: Fairly Cheap
Hours: Mon-Wed 5pm-2am; Thurs/Sat 5pm-4am; Fri 4pm-4am; Sun 3:30pm-2am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Lorimer St., G to Metropolitan
Delivery: No
NY Mag says:

This down-home-stylish bar was formerly a local luncheonette for the neighborhood’s Italian old timers–as well as a onetime, well, candy store. Fake birds in the windows and Chinese newspapers laminated on the table-tops give the place a kitschy feel, but the bar staff take their job seriously, expertly executing martinis and cosmopolitans for the nightly throngs of neighborhood hotties. One of the owners is a set designer, so the backroom has cleverly been made to look like a train car. The real attraction, though, is the stage–which accommodates the full range of Billyburg’s sonic underground, from rockabilly to ska.