Neighborhood: Park Slope
Address: 353 Flatbush Ave.
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A very fine wannabe dive, Sharlene's is generally quiet and dimly lit. The jukebox contains real compact discs, and plays the requisite rockabilly, punk, and soul. It can become packed on the weekends and the bartenders are sometimes abrasive, but other than that, nothing to complain about. Just a fine place to have a beer and a talk, and it's right on Flatbush, meaning you don't have to stray too far from the ark that is Barclays.