Well, the only reason why I go to the Buttermilk is for the Country Music Live Performance that takes place the LAST Thursday of every month. This peformance was once a lot of fun/energetic. However, now instead of just doing Johnny Cash/Hank Williams cover songs as advertised, they now started doing cover songs by other artists as well. It has really gone down hill. However, it just keeps getting more and more crowded and claustrophobic for some strange reason. OH yeah, forget about going to the bathroom if you don't want someone taking your seat. The patrons that frequent this bar are those who tend to have $$ and little respect for others. This is probably why a few people actually said this bar serves cheap drinks. Try again! For those who think this bar serves cheap drinks, compare the prices to the other bars along 5th Avenue and see for yourself how Buttermilk likes to rip you off. Bartender service is fairly good considering how crowded it can get just on a weeknight alone. There are so many better/cheaper bars in the area, so I don't understand why so many are drawn to this dump. When the live band is performing, the patrons don't even seem to respect them and continue to be loud, which drowns out the music. Also, Buttermilk does NOT have PBR (this is a no no for a Brooklyn bar) and don't even serve pitchers!! What kind of bar doesn't serve pitchers!! I really don't recommend this place at all, unless you're stopping by quickly to catch your favorite band.
Pros: LIve Country Music The Last Thursday of Each Month
Cons: expensive drinks compared to other bars in the area, clicky, too crowded, no pitchters, no PBR!!