We once lived down the street from Bill de Blasio for a few months, when this bar stood on the corner. You could tell it was a relic that wouldn’t be around much longer, and indeed we were right: after stopping in only a handful of times, chatting with the wacky bartender with a million stories and a bunch of the kind and boozy regulars, the owners retired, and this place became Skylark. Nothing against Skylark; when we asked a bunch of notable Brooklynites once about their favorite bars, a few—Alex Ross Perry, Lauren Belski—told us it was Skylark. Still, it’s no Timboo’s, for better and worse.
The 10 Best Brooklyn Dive Bars That Aren’t Open Anymore
Thanks to real estate developers, greedy landlords, Bloomberg, and the hipster gentrification.
I can’t believe The Gallery on McDonald avenue that used to be around since the late 30’s or early 40’s didn’t make the cut! Great dive bar, great bar period! Gone over a year now. And yes dive bars are a thing of the past thanks to hipsters and yuppies! Blahhhhh! Very sad whats happening to Brooklyn.