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'Crow Bar' Opens This Week on Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights

By Rachel Holliday Smith | September 16, 2016 1:57pm | Updated on September 19, 2016 8:58am
 Crow Bar will open on Monday, Sept. 19 at 820 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights.
Crow Bar will open on Monday, Sept. 19 at 820 Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — A new Franklin Avenue bar is ready to open its doors this week on the corner of Union Street, its owners said.

Crow Bar, located at 820 Franklin Ave., will open on Monday, Sept. 19 after a couple weeks of delays, according to owner Dan Wilby.

The new spot will serve a full slate of cocktails, beer and wine as well as a menu of savory snacks, plates and sandwiches, such as a vegetarian Reuben made with beets ($13), a “Grilled Cheese Joe” (half sloppy joe, half grilled cheese) for $11 and Malaysian glazed chicken wings for $10, according to a menu shared with DNAinfo.

Smaller bites include tater tots ($5) and hot dogs made with local beef ($8).

This is Wilby’s second bar in the borough; he also runs Hollow Nickel in Boerum Hill.

The watering hole is the second bar to open this year on the Franklin Avenue and Union Street intersection. In the spring, the Union Street Pub opened directly across the street from Crow Bar, replacing a former clothing shop.

Before its opening, Crow Bar’s application for a liquor license faced some opposition from locals at the community board who thought the avenue had too many bars already.

Taking the board’s recommendation into account, the State Liquor Authority approved the bar’s license, effective Sept. 7, state records show.

The bar will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.