Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Cherry Tree
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.682170 -73.979601
1-PM - Late
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
I went there and they overcharged my credit card to give themselves a larger tip. I thought that 25% was good enough but I guess they felt differently. I called a number of times to speak to a manager and when I told them what the problems was, they told me that the manager wasn't in. I called on different days/ times. If the manager is never there, that would explain a lot. I left my information and was never contacted. Finally had to take up the issue with my bank after the bartender hung up on me after my 4th call. Never going back. If you do decide to go, make sure you pay in cash, because you cannot trust the staff with your credit card information!
Awesome trivia night – On Wednesday nights they host a trivia tournament which is a blast. A great group of people gather to answer a bunch of fun questions. The winning team gets a $100 towards their bar tab and 2nd and 3rd get free pitchers.
I am super glad I found this place as it is just an over all sick vibe. If you are in the area looking for a great place to get your drink on this is the spot. Also very fun day drinking with good pizza and food.
A livesaver for bar-starved Boerum Hill – If you're not in the mood for the seediness of Hanks, and with the Brooklyn Tavern now alternating between a morgue and a raunchy frat house, Cherry Tree is 'da Bomb. 4th Avenue Pub is a bit too closed-quarters and Pacific Standard is a little too obnoxiously hip. Good drink specials and friendly staff. They don't have food anymore but you can easily order from a vast menu selection.
a favorite – i love the bar. hands down. i don't need to say more but i must. the selection of beers is outstanding and even with the food on hiatus it is still enjoyable, plus you can order food from the corner and it's there in 10 minutes.
the bartenders are phenomenal. was there today and the daytime girl (Kate i think her name was) was fun as she rocks out to the music selection while making a banging margarita. (she's easy on the eyes as well). the guys are sweet and reserved but once they strike up a conversation just sweethearts.
loved it. i'd recommend it to anyone in parkslope or in NYC near a train.
Cool place. Chill vibe. Great beer. – I love a good pint of local beer, in an unpretentious bar that I can bring a date to or where I can meet friends after work. I like not having to shout for or fight my way to the bartender. I also hate bratty young hipsters that ruin neighborhoods and don't know how to behave. Keep your clubs. You can have the LES and your shots. Go to Union Hall, did you know that place has free bocci ball? But stay outa my way, kid.
Outstanding Pizza, Brilliant Atmosphere – Whoa, whoa, whoa... Well, I never expected reviews like this. My girlfriend and I lived in Brooklyn for three months during the summer of 2007 and this was our favorite place. We are not big drinkers i.e. one, maybe two with dinner, and are fairly reserved being from the midwest. I had noticed this place and so we went. It was an amazing experience! The pizza there was phenominal, the crust was perfect, thin crust, and absolutly delicious. The bar does fill fast but I would rather sit on the patio anyway. Speaking of which, coolest patio setting anywhere. They have a brick oven in the back of it and that really added to the atmosphere. My one complaint? They gave me the wrong beer...so they let me drink that one and also got me the right one...and didn't charge me for either. Not really much of a complaint.
best to avoid – Very disappointing attempt at a UES bar. Over priced drinks and frequent closings by the board of health are real draws. There is nothing like heading out to meet some friends at a bar and seeing a closed by board of health sign on the door.
I Dig. I Chill. I Drink. – I've had some really nice experiences here. It is what you make it... you can either come alone to read your book, go alone and chat up the super friendly bartenders and patrons, or it's a nice place to hang with your own group of friends. It has a slightly upscale/dive pubby feel if that is possible. I find it a nice respite on that weird stretch of 4th avenue... hey, it beats the KFC and holy roller latino church :)
I wanted so bad to like you, Chery Tree – I walk by the Cherry Tree every time I head to the subway. The signs on the windows promising nights of trivia, Guitar Hero, and karaoke in a setting that looked like a comfortable place where everyone would eventually know your name. Unfortunately, that dream is now gone from me.
Sure bartender, I'll buy your story that your boss won't let in groups of people if the females are under 23 and the males are under 25, as if your boss was creating some modern hybrid of ladies night and the law. Then I'll further buy your story when you are pressed for details and explain that if any one of us were there by ourselves, it would be OK. I sure can't wait for that magic age of 24, when my female friends become the epitome of classy social drinkers, while all my male friends will suddenly become violent and destructive drunks (but only when in groups)!
Trying to keep out immature kids so they won't "tear down your signs"? Advertising 5 dollar beer bongs and nights of beer pong is really a good way to do that. For Christ's sake, Cherry Tree, you have Big Buck Hunter. You can't fool me into thinking you run the swankiest lounge in Brooklyn with your garbage stories.
Want to know what is actually "immature"? Your bartender pulling out his cell phone and making a fake phone call to his "boss" to check to make sure that the "ladies night" policy is really in effect. If you don't want us there because you have never seen a Maine ID before and you are confused by the pretty colors, then man up and kick us out. Don't give some fake apology and BS story then give your buddy a high five as we walk out the door. This isn't some one horse town. I don't need you.
Don't bother if you're under 25 -- they're age discriminatory – I feel I could more accurately review this bar if I had been given the chance to actually patronize it. When I, a female, arrived with 3 male friends (the 4 of us either 22 or 23 years of age), we were literally kicked out of the bar due to both our ages and our genders. The bartender exasperatedly explained to us that the bar did not allow groups of females under 23 or males under 25 in the bar AT ALL because "people that age trash the place and rip down our signs". This was a Sunday night, very quiet, and my friends and I were completely sober and amicable upon entering this bar. I was in disbelief at this "policy" of theirs and suspect it was a defense of the whims of the bartender that night. For a place that offers beer bongs, karaoke, and Guitar Hero nights, it seems fairly illogical to deny any groups of 23-25 year olds admittance to the establishment. Don't bother trying to go to Cherry Tree -- if you're their target demographic, they inexplicably won't even let you in.
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