Bar Sepia is a unique bar & restaurant, meeting place, and thriving community hub for neighbors and friends of Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
An established New York actor, Delissa Reynolds found her life’s focus changing after the 9/11 attacks. The importance of giving back to her community and fulfilling a personal dream of financial success took hold, and Reynolds opened Bar Sepia in 2004 as a meeting place for her Prospect Heights neighbors.
A decade later, the establishment has become a thriving cornerstone of the community that reflects the beauty, charm, and diversity of its residents.
Bar Sepia's interior reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Brooklyn's storied past. The bar also serves as a gallery, hosts events, parties, poetry readings, and is the favorite spot for local musicians and bands.
Bar Sepia Awards: 2015 1010 WINS 50th Anniversary Celebrating 50 Small Businesses 2014 Eileen Fisher Take Part-In Her Company Campaign
2013 Brooklyn Neighborhood Achievement Small Business of the Year 2005 Eileen Fisher Women In Business Grantee
Brooklyner January 2018
The Trove July 2017
Bar Sepia has also been profiled in New York Magazine, Crain’s New York, Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, 2007 Food and Wine Cocktail Guide, Not For Tourist Guide and New York Post.
P : 718 399-6680
F: 718 399-6681
234 Underhill Ave
Brooklyn, New York
Happy Hour M-F 4p–7p
After 14 years in business (16 since signing the lease) at 234 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, I regrettably share the news that Bar Sepia will close on March 1, 2018. This is only a few days shy of our actual anniversary as the Landlord has refused to renew our lease. Our upstairs neighbor, Charity Thomas, is also being forced out after 22 years.
This news comes with a mixture of sadness fear, but also hopeful optimism as we are still working tirelessly to find a way to stay. Our goal is to buy the building, but this has been a challenging endeavor in the current real estate market. Life evolves and we embrace the future no mater what the outcome.
We want to thank you for the outpouring of love and support since the announcement. Many have asked how they can help and we thank you for your kind offers. Here’s what you can do:
Reach out to press and share the news on social media & follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook and use the hashtags #SaveBarSepia, #ProspectHeightsCommunityLove #NeighborhoodSmallBusiness. More visibility means more support. Bottom line, we want a seat at the table with the owner and the opportunity to make an offer. We will post updates on our progress and include events to help keep Bar Sepia open.
Join us for a press conference scheduled for a “#SaveBarSepia & Protect Neighborhood Small Businesses” rally on Saturday, February 10th at 2pm. Details to follow.
Sign & Share Our Petition
The more signatures and stories the “Powers That Be” see on our petition, the more leverage we have to negotiate. Sign your name and tell your story. Go to: https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-bar-sepia-protect-neighborhood-small-business.
Call/email your local Representative.
See the list below. The more people they hear from, the more likely they'll support our cause and show up at our press conference.
Public Advocate Letitia James 212.669.7250
Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo 718.260.9191 ext 1
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke 718.287.1142
Senator Jesse Hamilton 718.284.4700
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries 718.373.0033
NYS Assembly Walter T.Mosley 718.596.0100
City Comptroller Scott Stringer (212) 669-3916
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams 718.802.3700
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