More On That Proposed Bar At 72 Clark Street In Brooklyn Heights

DNAinfo provides a little more information on the proposed bar at 72 Clark Street. It’s main operator will be Jerry Doyle who owns Kelly’s Sports Bar in the East Village. As we previously reported, they had asked CB2 give it the green light to stay open until late. “Applicant sought a 3:00 am closing on weekdays and 4:00 am on Friday and Saturday. The committee asked applicant to close at 2:00 am, Sunday-Thursday, and applicant consented,” a CB2 staff member told BHB.

DNAinfo: [Doyle] plans to open a new bar that will serve drinks, appetizers, and have a jukebox and up to six televisions to watch sports. But there are 60 apartment buildings above the former coffee shop space and neighbors are worried about the noise.

“I am rather opposed to having a sports bar in the ground floor of where I live,” said Sabrina Bowers, who lives above the planned bar. “I want to be able to sleep at 3 a.m.”

Doyle argued for the 4 a.m. closing time saying that during his entire stint at the helm of his East Village bar, he never got a complaint about rowdy patrons.

“”I’ve had the bar on Avenue A for six years and haven’t a noise violation,” he said. “Not one.”

We’ve been to Kelly’s and they’re known for being a safe haven for fans of Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Florida Gators and Tottenham Hotspurs.

So is there room for sports bar in Brooklyn Heights? Good idea or epic fail? Discuss away!

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  • B

    The North Heights sorely needs a bar like this in my opinion – the only existing option is the Park Plaza sports bar offshoot. Their focus is not on being a sports bar.

  • Mr. Johnson

    What about bringing back the “Wildfire Club”? The Heights needs real some hookers, other than the pretenders of the senior-class at the Packer Institute

  • Jorale-man

    If the south Heights can support Floyd and Roebling Inn, the North Heights should be able to handle one too. That said, they need to peacefully coexist with the neighbors, whether through soundproofing or managing loiterers outside the bar. I’d personally prefer something a little more interesting than a sports bar – a place like Henry Public or Brooklyn Social would be more in keeping with the hood than a fratty hangout.

  • Heights Observer

    The North Heights and the East Village are two very different areas with very different populations. Just because there have been no complaints in the Village does not really mean much. I mean, have you ever been to the East Village on a weekend night? It is not quiet as a rule and I imagine the tolerance of noise levels in the East Village is a bit higher than it is in the very quiet North Heights.

    I sense that there needs to be an earlier closing time in the Heights than in the East Villiage in keeping with the ambience of the area. Common sense should prevail.

  • Arch Stanton

    The East Village is indeed a much different area with very different populations. That is why the bar is unlikely to cause any problems, we simply don’t have that many rowdy meatheads around here here.

  • Arch Stanton

    It’s called the 20 20 Sports Bar, Yes, not much on sports. Although it is a pretty cool throwback to the 80’s, reminiscent of the “By George”.

  • Lois

    Haven’t heard much about the “SPorts Bar” section of the Park Plaza Diner. The location on Clark Street seems awfully small for a sport bar.

  • Heightsman

    Don’t worry folks, his biggest problem will be get patrons to stay until 3am. Unless you cater to the underage college crowd across the street the volume isn’t in The Heights.

  • C.

    It’s 220 Sports Bar.

  • Arch Stanton

    Yes Thanks

  • Cranberry Beret

    Yes I agree, I think the main problem with the guy’s proposal is that the space is about 900 sq feet. Am I missing something?

  • Monty

    This is totally unacceptable. Brooklyn Heights as a community has always rallied behind Arsenal. I’ll be dead before I let a Spurs fan in my backyard.

  • Davidsoul

    The Heights SORELY needs more of this. Great idea. The nightlife and food options pale so horribly in comparison to those of our neighbors to the south in Carroll Gardens. Why can’t we have something like Bar Great Harry? Why can’t we have something like a Prime Meats? Why is there nowhere to buy craft beer? Why do we not have a high end butcher? It’s somewhat ridiculous.

  • JoT

    I agree! It’s nail salon after nail salon after waxing salon after threading salon after lousy restaurant. We desperately need some new, fresh, diverse offerings in the neighborhood. And perhaps this bar would even consider serving some craft beer, too?? :)

  • Arch Stanton

    I totally agree. We need to organize a firm an run those bloody wankers straight out of the hood.

  • Robert Perris

    For better or worse, I am not a member of CB2; I am staff.

  • DIBS

    The operative word is “some.” These restaurants that serve only craft beers and none of the great 200 year old Europena standards are really lame. Not everyone likes a wheaty thick beer when they want a lager.

  • Steve R.

    Not “Clark Street Station”?

  • Fratty Meathead

    The owner’s probably not dumb enough to think that the demographics and clientele of the Heights resemble those of the east village. Cross your fingers and hope that it’s a cozy, solid spot for watching sports (i.e., in the spirit of Cody’s on Court St. a few blocks below Atlantic). I agree that 900 sq ft is a small spot, but that’s not dispositive with being a good place to watch a game.

    Henry Street Ale House *could* serve that purpose, but I’ve always found that the TVs are positioned so darn high that it requires a lot of uncomfortable neck-craning. To that bar’s credit, they put the good beer first and the TVs second, which I respect (even if it leaves my neck sore).

  • MonroeOrange

    I agree, Henry St. Ale house is a good example of small bar working well with its clientele, though, i would never never thinking of going to Ale house just to watch a game…i think people go for the food and bartender. 900sf is small for a purely sports bar, if that is what the new bar will be.

    The Clark St. Station was the only bar that made money on that block, and they made most of their money from underage drinkers (me included, decades ago) and other sources;)

  • JCBrooklyn

    Doesn’t Custom House count as a sports bar? They have three giant TVs and a very nice waitstaff and ownership.

  • Claude Scales

    I was a regular at Clark Street Station after Capulet’s closed and Gerry Bose became a bartender there. I once saw the then incumbent Lieutenant Governor, Stan Lundine, whom I had known in his previous job as mayor of Jamestown, there.

  • Claude Scales

    I was a regular at Clark Street Station after Capulets closed and Gerry Bose beame a bartender there. One evening I saw the then Lieutenant Governor of New York, Stan Lundine, whom I had known in his earlier tenure as Mayor of Jamestown, having a drink there.

  • Zach

    Come On You Spurs!

  • Claude Scales

    Isn’t Floyd a Spurs bar? Chip Shop is Arsenal and Roebling Inn is Liverpool.

  • GHB

    For 900 square feet, I can buy a 6-pack and watch sports at home in my underwear!

  • Ernie

    It was when the Mets beat the Red Sox when Mookie Wilson hit a routine grounder that went between Bill Buckner’s legs.

  • Arch Stanton

    Sounds like a recipe for hooliganism!

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    The Spuds supporters got kicked out of Floyd and now watch matches in the city… The Heights proudly includes more than a few NYC Hammers, so this could be interesting.

  • MadeInBrooklyn

    The Spuds supporters got kicked out of Floyd last year and now watch matches in the city… The Heights proudly includes more than a few NYC Hammers, so this could be interesting.