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Jul 29, 2008 11:07 AM

Went to Ellis Bar Sunday Night in South Slope!

It was AWESOME! The chef sent out some shrimp in chipolte sauce on the house and they were great. They have $3 Rolling Rock all the time. The bartender (who is also one of the owners) told us they put out food for a daily Happy Hour and that they do it until 10pm on Fridays and at like midnight on Saturday. The kitchen should be fully open in a week, Ii think they need to pass an inspection or something. The juke box is good. I think they have some dart boards. The owners are super friendly and live in the neighborhood. He's a great cook and she is really funny. Totally check it out. I live around the corner and I think it's my new local. Has anyone else been there? What did you think?

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  1. I've never heard of the place. Where is it?

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    1. re: Brooklyn Hound

      Just opened in that old department store space ...

      Ellis Bar
      627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    2. I went to Ellis this week and, though, I'm glad to have them in the neighborhood, I'm a little concerned about their longevity. The bartender and chef both came over and are super-sweet and welcoming. The food needs to be kicked up a notch, though, it's a little...boring frankly. And we had white wine sangria that tasted a bit too much like Hawaiian Punch.

      The bar scene looked pretty good: free food, a talkative and great bartender. The space is lovely as well. I'm fairly certain they're going through just-opened growing pains, but if not....

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      1. re: Brooklyn Hound

        passed by this evening on the way from quarter to sidecar, and contemplated stopping in, but it just wasn't in the cards. it'd be hard to beat quarter's two for one sixpoints bengali tiger or sidecar's $3.50 captain lawrence pale ale, but i'll definately give them a try next time.

      2. I think they improved the white sangria... not sweet and lots of fruit. But the food is just ok (except the pepper jelly the owner makes which is awesome!). It's a frat bar, basically; nothing wrong with that, just not my thing. But the staff are friendly and service is very good.

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        1. re: Alfvaen

          Looks like the food will become more interesting when they roll out the full menu. See Grub Street. Rattlesnake anyone?


          1. re: murray01

            I'm definitely interested in the Navajo fry bread, though would like to see it used a little better than as pizza dough.