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The Bar at Peaches Now Open for Business

More room to do more of what’s already popular at the restaurant-- brunch, socialize and imbibe!

The new bar at Peaches, named literally, “The Bar at Peaches” officially has opened for business.

The new bar’s manager, Ronald Snow, gave Bed-Stuy Patch an exclusive sneak peak inside!

Taking over the space that was formerly Bread Stuy, The Bar at Peaches has adopted a simple yet savvy approach: Offer more room to do more of what’s already popular at its parent site, —basically, brunch, socialize and imbibe.

And the bar’s interior manages to make all three activities work together effortlessly, a marvelous mashup of downtown cool and downhome warmth. There are two flat-screen t.v.s behind the bar. The art-deco furniture is edgy, but rendered cozy by the addition of colorful couches and throw pillows, all cradled inside beautiful exposed brick walls.

The Bar at Peaches offers a dozen different bottled beers, including all the brands you love and a few exotic more. Also, there are four beers on tap, including Sierra Nevada, Sweet Action, Stella Artois, with a separate Sam Adams well to carry all of the brand’s seasonal lines.

And of course, there’s a bevy of wines and other spirits to order mixed, straight up or on the rocks.

The new bar will share the restaurant’s kitchen, so the brunch menu is identical to the restaurant’s menu, offering its signature catfish and grits, granola-crusted French toast, smoked salmon scramble and much more.

The bar seats about 12 people, and the low seating area holds 15-20 people. By the summer months, the bar will unveil its outdoor garden, offering additional seating.

The bar at peaches is open seven days a week. Sunday – Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  On Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Also Saturdays and Sundays, it opens 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for brunch hours. (Snow advised, the hours are subject to change).

Joe Gonzalez May 03, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Does the Bar at Peaches pay the medical and funeral bills for the harm caused by the alcohol it is pushing in Bed Stuy? Where are Bed Stuy's elected public officials and how is it they have FAILED to stand up to the flood of alcohol pushers invading Bed Stuy? I condemn the above article as crass advertising disguised as nice journalism. It is a bit too specific as to the hours and all. I don't recall other articles about area businesses being this specific. I now DEMAND Patch.com/Bed Stuy balance this article by writing an article about all the damage that alcohol does to Bed Stuy. Do be sure to include coverage on the Alcohol Rehab Center at 722 Myrtle Avenue which is where most of the alcohol pushers' victims end up at. Both Jewish interlopers from Williamsburg and other recently arrived gentrifiers and real estate interests are currently trying to get them defunded so they can take their building.
yuts-deb May 04, 2012 at 03:30 AM
I have some questions about this: a) how did they possibly get a license for a bar right opposite a school? I thought that was a big no/no? What did the community board have to say about all of this? b) if this is allowable because it is closed during the week days, that is very disappointing. I know the owner of the building can rent to whomever they like, but I'd be curious why they feel leasing to a business which will have it's shutters down for daylight hours, 5 days a week, is really a positive thing for the neighborhood? and why the community board would think that was a good spot to allow a business here that will do this? I don't necessarily agree with all of Joe's points above, but do agree that this article acts as some kind of superficial advertising when there are issues here that should be answered. I am actually not down on Peaches. I think it's fine. I just don't understand how this bar got to be here.
Lindaed May 04, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Great idea!! To those opposed and questioning a community board response, I must assume you don't attend the community board or police council meetings. You're excused from the conversation. Nice to see Peaches expanding.
Shaun May 04, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Somehow I doubt that recovering alcoholics are plopping down $15 for a drink at Peaches. That is the function of the every other corner liquor stores that are open all day long. Successful business is great for Bedstuy, since it brings in a financially diverse crowd who spends money IN their neighborhood. The issues raised above have everything to do with an agenda that PEACHES is being unfairly linked to. I've been reading BEDSTUY PATCH for awhile, and they cover these openings the same. Go look up the article on BROOKLYN TAP HOUSE.
Rachel May 04, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Joe, did you really say 'Jewish interlopers'? Your argument is discredited by your blatant racism. I'd also like to see proof that anyone who frequents Peaches has ended up in the rehab center you mentioned. I'm happy to see more opportunities for we residents of Stuyvesant Heights to strengthen the social bonds that will keep this neighborhood moving in a positive direction and drive away apathy.
Joe Gonzalez May 04, 2012 at 01:37 PM
@ yuts-deb: You are right, alcohol pushers are NOT permitted by STATE LAW to open up within 500 feet of schools and houses of worship EXCEPT if the school officials & the House of worship gives their "permission". The dirty little secret in BedStuy--and across the City is the huge presence of alcohol pushers near schools and houses of worship is in fact because school officials and clergy TAKE BRIBES NOT TO RAISE THEIR LEGAL RIGHT TO STOP ANY ALCOHOL PUSHERS FROM OPENING UP 500 FEET FROM THEIR DOORS. BedStuy school officials and Clergy could stop a lot of these alcohol pushers--if they weren't taking bribes. Its time for BedStuy folks to rise up against their school officials and their clergy to demand answers as to why they have not exercised their state law right to ban alcohol pushers from opening up 500 feet from their doors.
Brian May 04, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Couldn't agree more with Rachel, both about Joe's bizarre antisemitism and about the benefits of adding a new spot to strengthen social bonds. I stopped in for a drink last night and people were friendly, prices were fair. I'm looking forward to the cafe on the corner that the bartender mentioned will be open by the end of the month. Good for these guys--as well as the folks at Celestino and Beso--for investing in our community.
C. Zawadi Morris May 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Joe Gonzalez. I'm erasing your last comment. This is not something I like to do, as these boards belong to the community and are a platform for free dialogue. But your last comment crosses the line: It is inflammatory, mean-spirited and just racist! A diversity of opinions is fine, but let's keep the rhetoric (as best as we can) civil and productive. Thank you.
Roman TwentyEight May 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Wow! Booze does have great power! Look at all the comments that it generated.
boygabe May 04, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Did you attend any community board meetings to raise these issues?
boygabe May 04, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Really excited for this. Peaches (both of them) are jewels of the neighborhood, and it's nice to see a low-key bar come in that seems to be as interested in the people side of things as it is in selling beer. (ie. not open until 3 am blasting music) Still, I wish Bread-stuy was around and what happened to it is sad.
boygabe May 04, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Also: would really like to see them support a local business and put Kelso beer on tap. Not only is it literally some of the best beer around, it's locally owned and operated (Waverly Place).
Jenny May 04, 2012 at 04:44 PM
good for you zawadi. there's a limit. free speech is one thing. but there's a line of decency that has to be drawn and it's yours to draw in this case...
Sara May 04, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Totally agree with you Jenny and Zawadi. This is not his personal blog, this is a community and a forum where people should be respected.
Joe Gonzalez May 04, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Ms. Morris: You got it twisted. First,Jews are a religion not a race; thus I can't be racist. Second, you have failed to cover the Jewish encroachment into BedStuy & their refusal to hire Black folks in the stores they are operating. Third, you have to date failed to cover the top story in Bed Stuy which is the Jewish Community's illegally removing a bus stop which was positioned in front of a recently built Jewish Synogogue because they didn't want Blacks standing in front of their Synogogue waiting for the B54 bus. Fourth, you have failed to probe the bribes taken by area clergy to allow alcohol pushers to operate near their Houses of Worship.Why won't you engage some hard-hitting investigative reporting about these issues? Please explain that to the readership.
Joe Gonzalez May 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM
@ Rachel: Jews are a religion and not a race, so I can't be racist. Also go look at 722 Myrtle Avenue to see where the victims of area alcohol pushers end up at.
Joe Gonzalez May 04, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Jenny: Ok so my invective might be shrill but the message can't be lost. It is clear that Hasidic Jews have come deep into BedStuy & refuse to hire any Blacks in their stores. Second there is an ongoing effort by Jews and local real estate interests to defund and close the Alcohol Rehab Center at 722 Myrtle Avenue so they can get that building for their own purposes. Lastly, do you deny that local clergy have failed to stand up to the alcohol pushers? The clergy have failed to use the NY State Law that allows them to block the opening of any alcohol pushing stores within 500 feet of their Houses of Worship.
Joe Gonzalez May 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Michelle; Hit my name and then hit the comments link to see the various postings of mine. I take a hard line on some of the issues. I would not have to if BedStuy's elected public offoicails did their job. Councilmember Al Vann transitioned from a 1960's Black power militant to a 2012 flunkie for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
kt May 04, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Joe Your message, as well meaning as it may be, is lost due to your rants about Al Vann and Hasidic Jews. Now, what I would like to know is: why so up in arms about this establishment when there is literally a liquor store on every corner in Bed-Stuy? You know the ones with the clouded plexiglass and the resident drunk that stands outside of it?? Seems if you have a problem with " alcohol pushers" this would be a great place to start.
Jasmine Brown May 04, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Joe, I only hope you are this talkative at Community Board meetings. Why not run for a "seat"?
JDH May 04, 2012 at 10:55 PM
What ever happened to the responsibility of choice? When folks have opened a business to offer the choice for people to come in, enjoy some food and drinks, some critics call them "alcohol-pushers" and directly blame them for the choices others make when they irresponsibly abuse alcohol. Peaches is encouraging people to invest money right back in the community. If you have an issue with alcohol or the effect it has on those who misuse it, you have the choice not to imbibe. You have the choice to promote sobriety. But attacking those who are offering a service to others who desire that a restaurant/bar opens in their neighborhood is self-righteous.
Dee May 05, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Looking fwd to supporting the New Bar ... Thanks Peaches!
Jenny May 05, 2012 at 09:07 PM
that's really the point.....supporting something new.
Nolienole August 06, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Hearing from a friend who's trying to have her bday at Peaches At the Bar this Wednesday, that it's now closed. Any update on what's going on with them? It seemed to have a constant clientele...
C. Zawadi Morris August 06, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Hmmm, will look into it...
Brian August 07, 2012 at 08:38 PM
When I asked, a host said that the owners were "working on some paperwork and planning on reopening," but she wouldn't say what she meant by paperwork or when they were hoping to reopen.

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