Brooklyn >Bars & Clubs > Cherry Tree
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121740.682170 -73.979601
1-PM - Late
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
Misguided management and unbecoming staff – If you're dropping in quick and can get out as fast you might be fine, but spend any time on site and you're sure to run into problems. Young, stimulated and out of their depth, the place oozes mediocrity. IN an area with so many options and a site with so much potential just give it a pass and wait for the next thing to sprout up after its inevitable decline.
don't bother – beer pong, funnels, dead pigs on a spit--wow, not my idea of a great time as i'm now OUT of college! if this is your atmosphere, you should just crash frat parties. go to sheep station down the street, way cooler
Best Place to have a party – I had my husband's birthday party in the backyard and had about 30 people. I rented out the upper part of the backyard for my party. Everyone kept commenting on how great the place was, how good the food was, and how nice of a time they were having. Before the party, this place was our favorite place to hang out outside in the neighborhood. The food is fantastic. The pizza (especially the spinach, goat cheese pizza) is always good, and the service is improving. After this weekend?s party, we?re bringing everyone we know here and telling all our friends. My only complaint is they seem to be short staffed and the wait staff seems frazzeled at times. Overall, highly recommended, especially on a week night.
good happy hour and outdoor garden – the outdoor garden at cherry tree is great! as are the happy hour mojitos and cosmos for only $4. pizza is tasty as well. they need more servers though. our waitress looked like she was waiting on the entire bar and outdoor area too. she was completely frazzled and spastic, but understandably so. they need to be a little better staffed. also although the pizza tasted great, we waited 45 minutes for it to come. i'd try it again on a less crowded day perhaps.
Great patio!! – I threw a birthday party here last weekend, and the outdoor patio was perfect. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful, and the drink prices are reasonable. The food was great too! Delicious pizza, and fun treats like sliders (mini-burgers). The only bummer is that there's no music outdoors so the atmosphere is lacking a little something and because of the neighbors, the party had to be moved indoors at midnight. We left immediately after we were moved indoors because the atmosphere inside was like a frat party (young girls dancing on the bar, people screaming profanities in your ear, etc.) It was, overall, a great party. Definitely worth checking it out!
Worst place EVER! – I've never actually written a review but this place was so bad i felt I had to warn others. I stopped in with friends one Saturday night. Apparently this is THE place to go if you're underage and want to get served. It was like a high school party, complete with drunken idiots knocking drinks all over the place and water gun fights...and I'm talking about the waitstaff and owners. The music was so loud you couldn't even hear yourself think, let alone conversate with others. Also the bar clientel seem to be in one of two camps: dealer or buyer. If you're looking for a nice place to relax with friends, then avoid this place like the plague. There are so many other better places than this.
Great neighborhood bar – They lionize the "drunks of the week" on an oversize chalkboard, own and operate a beer pong table, have a fully-functional funnel behind the bar, hold the beer olympics every few months, keep shooter girls on retainer for their bigger events, and condone the wholesale slaughter of anything with antlers. So it's a drinking bar. If you want something more mellow, head across the street, or one avenue over. That said, this is really a unique spot. The backyard has to be seen to be fully appreciated, the staff is friendly and helpful, the pizza is really done well (especially the gorgonzola pie), but the beer selection seems to be lacking identity. It's almost as if the proprietors can't decide between stocking a drinking bar vs. a beer bar. There's the usual American swill for mass consumption, an impressive (but uneven and pricey) bottle selection from around the world, and a few middle-of-the-road offerings on tap (Stella, Harp, Magic Hat). More seasonals and/or microbrews on tap would be a plus, but when it's time to don the drinking boots, I know where I'm going.
frat/thugs with no pie – So, I went in to get a pizza after work. The bartender asked if i wanted something... i ordered and then he suggested a beer while i wait...I figured it would go down smooth with the pizza even though i was hungry and tired and not really thirsty. As brazen thugs arrived and left, smoking and conversing about this b&*^% nd that b#@%$...I waited patiently for my pizza. Half way through my beer I inquired as to the location of the bathroom. The bartender cordially directed me there. When i returned he mentioned teh oven was being fixed and my pizza would not go in ofr another hour at least. what....you didnt know that when i ordered? I left. never to return. walk by at night teh crowd speaks for itself. I guess my review is friendly bartender. Do yourself a favor, cross the street and carry take out or order delivery at the 4th Ave pub.
A two-faced Irish pub on the edge of Park Slope. – In Short
Most coveted about this neighborhood bar is its serene backyard, where a massive old tree extends its leafy branches. Couples converse on a wooden patio amongst flickering candles, and small groups are kept amused with pints and an oversized chess set. Yet the barroom inside is a completely different story--the hard-drinking Irish one. Straight out of a frat house, beer bongs grace the menu alongside super-sized personal pitchers, and a Top 10 drinkers list is scrawled on a chalkboard overhanging the bar.
Great Pizza (brick oven), awesome backyardgarden, super nice bartenders – ok I AM biased. This is my friend's place. But I am still impressed by how well he's done with this place. The inside is very nice, the bar is great, the bartenders and managers awesome (ok yes I know some of them but still). And the backyardgarden I can't say enough about. They have a pit to roast a pig which they've done a few times. BBQ ribs in the front on some weekends. The trivia night is super popular but I think lame (like a library out there!). I love it. Also it's close to my place so yeah, I'm biased in that regard too. but still! cash only.
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