- 16 tap lines
- Food served until 3am
- Local Bands in the Back Room
- DJs in the front room
- Foosball, pool, and darts
Once an auto-repair shop, Bar Matchless has become a chill-out mecca for Greenpoint residents and a haven of live entertainment featuring NYC-based musical acts. On Wednesdays, free "Heavy Metal Parking Lot Karaoke" lures in the local headbangers\emdash along with bikers who float in and out as their hogs get worked on at the motorcycle shop next door. Non-metalheads have their reasons for visiting, as well: the extensive beer list features (at least) 14 on draft, while foosball, billiards and darts entice bar gamers into Matchless' back room.
The shocks & struts sign is a vestige of the former tenant, an auto-parts shop. "Matchless" actually refers to a classic British motorcycle. The appointments would attract anyone looking for a good night out: large, comfortable booths; 16 beers on tap; a foosball table; a winding, custom-made copper bar that accommodates couples; even a small gallery that features local artists.
- Time Out New York
Bar Matchless, a Greenpoint hangout that occupies a former auto shop, has swerved unexpectedly toward Sicily. A recent addition to the short menu of burgers and sandwiches is panelle, the Palermo-style chickpea fritters, tucked into bread. "I\rquote m certain that this is the first time the panelle sandwich has ever been served in this kind of environment," surmises FatRobbie. "Truly old Brooklyn meets new Brooklyn."
Matchless - 557 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11222.
Located on the corner of Manhattan Ave. and Driggs Ave. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near McCarren Park.
Take the B43, B48, or B61 to Manhattan and Driggs
From Brooklyn: Take the BQE (I-278 E) to Exit 33 McGuinness Blvd. Merge onto McGuinness. Turn left at Driggs.
From Queens: Take the BQE (I-278 W)to Exit 34 Meeker Ave toward Morgan Ave. Slight left at Meeker. Turn right at Manhattan Ave.From Manhattan: Take the Williamsburg Bridge. Merge onto the BQE (I-278 E). Take Exit 33 McGuinness Blvd. Merge onto McGuinness. Turn left at Driggs.