Bruar Falls

Brooklyn, New York City

Closed as of Nov 1 11

245 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY


3.6 / 1 vote

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veg bar/cafe

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Bar

Bruar Falls is a satellite to the Lower East Side café/record store/music venue Cake Shop. Bruar Falls is a little larger than Cake Shop, has a winding bar, a small stage in the back, a jukebox and a couple of arcade games (sit-down Pac-Man!). There's a full bar, wine and 10 beers on tap, including a citrusy Southern Tier IPA ($5) and a rich Sixpoint Mason's Black Wheat ($5).

While Bruar Falls is mainly a music venue, they operate as a cafe during the day (until 5pm) and offer Stumptown coffee, espresso, free WiFi and pastries from Vegan Treats and Red Mango. They are also working on having a backyard that accommodates 20.

Added by Cass Danger on Jun 20 09 (last updated Mar 11 12)

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I stopped in on a Friday afternoon, hoping to get a simple sandwich since Bruar Falls is promoting itself as a cafe (during the day, at least), but I was disappointed to find out that they don't sell any "real" food. They do have vegan pastries, which was great, but I think they'd greatly benefit from having food. Also, they had Red Mango (Brooklyn company) vegan desserts when I stopped in, which I think is a step up from the usual Vegan Treats found at nearly every other cafe in NYC.

The space was pretty nice, but it has a total bar feel, so not really the place to go if you want to relax in a cafe, although the patio may be nice (I haven't seen it yet and am not sure if it's been completed).

Also, this place might be all vegan, but I didn't check into the beers they have. I don't drink so I have no idea which beers are vegan and which aren't, so I just listed this place as being vegetarian.

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L train to Bedford Ave


Not Wheelchair Accessible


  • American


  • Outdoor Seating



11am - 5pm

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