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2010 February 26
by Iheartnycbars

Barbes is named after a northern parisian neighborhood famous for its large North African population, discount stores as well as the record stores which helped launch the Rai music explosion of the mid 80’s (a combination of popular music and traditional Bedouin desert music). Not surprisingly Barbes was opened by two French musicians and long-time Brooklyn residents as their way to give Park Slope a chill performance space/bar. There is a good selection of Single Malt Scotch, but better yet you can catch live jazz most nights of the week for free. (Check out their Calendar) So now NYC has the Statue of Liberty and some free jazz, who says the French never did anything for us?

Hours: Sun-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-4am

376 9th St., at Sixth Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215  tel. 347-422-0248