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Brooklynite

4.4
51 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Late-night Find
  • Hot Spot

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Showcasing premium spirits alongside house-made cordials, bitters, ginger beer and fresh squeezed juices. Craft cocktails offered at The Brooklynite are thoughtfully balanced, palate provoking, and unmercifully tasteful.

A variety of food trucks featured outside* the bar. Rotating on a nightly basis. Usually available after 8:00pm.

While we do not offer liquor bottle service, punch bowls with a spirit of your choice are available with prior arrangment. For information on any special requests please email info@thebrooklynitesa.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(210) 444-0707
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ave A
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Parking details
We offer street parking surrounding The Brooklynite along with a parking lot directly behind the Brooklynite. Parking available in lot behind building off Avenue B in between Brooklyn Ave and 8th St.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
3.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 19, 2015

Visit to Brooklynite started off great. Was there for about an hour when we were approached by the hostess asking if we were leaving soon. She needed the table for other guests. I was completely taken back. I am a paying customer like all the other customers there. I am one to make reservations at any place that will take them. I had a reservation for my table but was rushed to leave. Don't think I'll go back.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2015

Loved the feel of the entire place. The staff was very knowledgeable on their drinks. Absolutely loved that when we walked up our seating was ready immediately. I will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on May 23, 2015

My wife and I decide to visit Brooklynite and some other bars in the area to experience San Antonio nightlife for our reality show. This bar was our number #1 in our list. I personally was totally impressed with the bad service provided from the staff. No one greet to us as soon we walked in. The hostess didn't greet our welcome us; all she said was "please follow me so you can be serve".
I want to clarify that the bar was not busy at all and there was more employees behind the bar, playing around and not walking the floor assisting customers. After 20 min of wait time i walked over to the main host and i told the young lady that we've been waiting for a while and no one have approach to us.
I have a message to the bar owner or manager:
-Check your employees name badges and servants name on the bill tab. Apparently my servants name on the bill ticket is "LAZY WAITER"
-The bar is very elegant and full of beautiful painting on the walls. But your employees uniforms or dress code doesn't go along with the bar image.
-Limit the amount of people behind the bar. I can't really tell who's my bartender and who is my waitress/waiter.
-Enforce staff about customer service. I'm not your friend or family member. I like to be treated with respect and to know you want my business.

This is all I have to share with OpenTable. Unfortunately experience will be share to the public and to ours followers.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2015

Great atmosphere. Date spot. Drinks are awesome and reasonably priced. A bit loud during my last visit but I'm sure it's an anomaly.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2015

They don't serve food, but there's usually a great food truck outside. Great cocktail menu, and they know how to make the classics extremely well….ask for a Brandy Alexander, best one I've had to date.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2015

The mixologist concoctions are unique and a bit heavy on the bitters in some cases, so they will probably appeal most to an advanced liquor palette.
The speak-easy theme is quite obvious, if a bit cheesy. A lot of the decor looks like it could be bought at Hobby Lobby, but it does the trick. There is a cozy, romantic atmosphere perfect for a date.
The music is an odd choice though. Instead of playing venue-appropriate jazz, the bar plays generic bar 80s/90s rock. It is a bit confusing to the senses.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2015

Music level set so we could hear each other, lighting nice for sitting together and talkng, cocktails were AMAZING! Try the Dark and Stormy for sure. Everything was great. Note - no food so hope the food trucks are there. We went for a rare night when no food truck arrived so we were quite sad about this. Great service too!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2015

Our table was ready for us upon our arrival. Drinks are original and delicious. Service was quick and accommodating. Great place for small groups.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2014

I went here on my birthday- the night I went they were celebrating the end of Prohibition.
It was very lively - great music by the DJ , etc.
As always the drinks were exceptional- the list of drinks that evening complemented the event.
The Loca Vore food truck had amazing food- they even brought the food in to us.
Definitely now of my favorite places in the city.
Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2014

I had read some reviews about this place and was excited to go. The photos on the website made it seem like something different than when I actually arrived. I was expecting the decor to be the same throughout, but the "speak easy" themes were random instead of all of over the place. Their house and classic cosmos were good, but the flavors were strong. I can tell the bartenders take their time in making each cocktail the right way, but the flavors were not for me. I wish they had a bigger beer selection and that they served their own food rather than let a food truck because the food truck does not compliment the drinks at all. Overall, I don't think I'm coming back, but that's because I'm more of a bar and grill kind of guy over cocktails

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1.0Dined on October 9, 2014

Their website, internet ranking and photos suggest a reasonably sophisticated cocktail bar. It is not. It is to my estimation a bit "seedy".
There is no service. No one greets you at the door, you can sit for as many minutes as you want because there is no table service. My drink was fair at best not worth the price paid. Matched the surroundings and ambience. If you are looking for a "Cocktail Bar" experience you might go elsewhere.

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1.0Dined on October 5, 2014

Food is not served but the drinks are fantastic.

Unfortunately they were served without a smile, personality or modicum of customer service. This was not due to a large crowd as there were 4 patrons (including us) and 2 bartenders. Unfortunate, as we will not be returning. Great product but customer service goes a long way.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Great bar with character. Love the tin ceilings, yummy cocktails, cozy seating areas and the friendly and professional staff. FYI- no food here, but food trucks park outside later in the evening.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2014

Brooklynite is a great spot that has a special atmosphere that will definately make memories for anyone. The staff was very nice and warming and that was a great feeling.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2014

Celebrated my birthday here and it being my first time, I made reservations to ensure a table. This place is a hidden gem. The crowd is young professionals and up. Wasn't too fond of the Casino cocktail but I did ask my cocktail waiter to surprise me with something fruity and sweet. He came back with a Daquiri cocktail which was excellent! The Communist cocktail was as superb! Will be definitely coming back whenever I visit San Antonio!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2014

Every drink is an experience! Attention to detail is given to every ingredient. Bar tenders inquire to find your likes and dislikes to simply satisfy your taste for what is next.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2014

There was a great ambience right as soon as you walked into the bar.
Waiter was exceptional- each of the cocktails was amazing- taste profiles were as advertised and each layer of flavor revealed itself one by one- not all at once. The food truck outside is a great idea- Tailgate Bistro was outside and the Avocado fries were out of this world. Would recommend for a special occasion or a group function- small and vibrant with great service. Will be back again to experience more of what is the the Brooklynite.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2014

What a fun find. Great bartenders and inventive cocktails, cozy little corners to sit in, lots of craft beer choices too. Poor rating on food only because they don't serve foo. Food trucks out front but we left before they were fired up.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2014

Nice drinks, no food served inside. Different food trucks provide the edibles. Amazing craft cocktails. Each cocktail is hand made with tremendous detail, it does take time to get your drink. Staff is extremely knowlagable so tell them what your in the mood to taste.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2014

Great little bar for fabulous cocktails! It has a great atmosphere for sophisticated tastes!

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2014

Don't expect immediate service. If you happen to show up right after a rush you could be looking at at least a 30 minute wait for drinks. We had reservations and it still took a very long time to be served and had to approach the bar for service. When service did come it was well received and high quality overall. At the end of the night the drinks made up for the wait.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2014

A true handcrafted drink. This establishment doesn't just want your money. They want you to experience the truth behind why liquor was intended. Anyone can mix a drink and charge $9. This places creates an experience and serves up a quality cocktail to go with it. As for the food, I don't believe there is any.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2014

Stopped into Brooklynite for pre-dinner cocktails. It wasn't vey busy so we had the attention of a great bartender. We told him what we liked and he guided us in what to try. My husband was blown away by the Philly Smash. Interior is Frey chic. We loved the old cartoons showing on the big screens.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Words can't describe the service and attention to details.
You need to check for yourself.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2014

Love the Brooklynite! I've come here often but this is the first time I reserved a table for my birthday celebration. They had my table ready and we got to try there new spring menu. The bartender also made up drinks for us. It's such a great, classy place! I highly recommend this place. Especially if you like original cocktails. There is a lot a gin -based drinks but also a lot of great whiskey-based drinks as well. The bartenders are always friendly as well.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Great romantic stop for hubby and I during convention

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2014

This was my second trip to the Brooklynite. I would say that I enjoyed their summer menu offerings more, but perhaps my sampling of drinks this time around was not as wisely chosen. Everything I tried over the summer was on point. The other night, though, a couple of drinks were a little bit off.

Overall, still a great experience and a great place for a pre- or post-date spot. Probably the best cocktail bar in SA, definitely the best that I've had. House cocktails are creative and have yet to have one that did not impress.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2013

This little bar was hard to find and not at all what I expected. My grown up children liked it due to the seating - which was in a little tucked away part of a bigger room and we were seated on love seats. The drinks menu is pretty specfic and they don't carry many wines or beers that you'd find in a regular drinking or eating establishment. The greeter was very nice and called a cab for us. The rest of the staff was nice and friendly. If you have a group of friends who like to talk and drink, this may be just the place for you. It just wasn't what we were looking for.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2013

Excellent Experience. Excellent Service and Excellent Vibe!

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1.0Dined on October 25, 2013

This was our second visit to Brooklynite. The first was wonderful. Sadly, at this second visit, we were embarrassed to have brought friends to an establishment with such poor service. The staff seemed to have no interest in their customers or their jobs. A 5-minute wait at door (with no host to seat us as the signage required), and a 25-minute wait at table for service (just to take our order). We more or less had to beg for service. There are many options in San Antonio for a good cocktail. I thought that Brooklynite was a great find for pre-dinner conversation and cocktails (made well). The quality of the drinks is high, but the appalling service makes this place a no-go for us in the future.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2013

Wish the food trucks would have been present. The one that did show up wasn't even ready till 10
Otherwise, great drinks and service

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2013

Brooklynite is a great addition to the San Antonio lounge scene. The delicately-made cocktails were delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect for consuming them. The friendly staff members were always available for service or questions. We had a wonderful evening at Brooklynite, and I'll be looking forward to trying more of their offerings as I work through the cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2013

I'm so glad I made a reservation to come here for my birthday! Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2013

Awesome place to have innovative cocktails with a touch of old school
Will definately return whenever I am in the area

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2013

Had a great birthday here. The drinks are always greaat and the bar is always a nice relaxing place to be.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2013

The Brooklynite serves a variety of classic cocktails plus offers a great wine and beer menu. The dim lighting and great mix of music provides an amazingly relaxing atmosphere throughout the entire bar. The food trucks that work on a rotation out front offer some very interesting and delicious creations. The truffed shrooms and tots from Tapa Tapa were sensational!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2013

Brooklynite is a true gem. No other bar like it in San Antonio!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2013

Excellent cocktails. Loved the Missionary the best! No food ordered. Waited over 15 before drink order taken. Short on staff but very friendly and knowledgeable. I would go back.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2013

Hannah, who greeted us at the front door, was warm and personable. Javi, our server, was terrific and patient with my friend, who was "particular". This place is for cocktail drinkers who want cocktails that are creative and delicious. The atmosphere is elegant and slightly funky. Fun, upscale bar.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2013

Great place! It has a fantastic drink menu, unique decor, and the best service I have ever experienced. I'd definitely recommend going there!!

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