From the owners of Manhattan cocktail mecca Attaboy
, this Brooklyn spot is the best and baddest, most delectably wonderful cocktail bar to hit the borough in years. Their cocktail menu manages to be at once approachable, fun and wildly inventive. Be sure to get the Penichillin
’, owner Sam Ross’s
frosty reimagining of his own original creation, the Penicillin
At Blueprint, you’ll find inventive, meticulously crafted cocktails that taste as good as they sound—try the Minotauro, a clarified milk punch
with chai-spiced-infused cachaça
, vanilla-infused Caribbean rum, fresh citrus and palm sugar. Inside, the bar has a dark but welcoming atmosphere and delicious bar snacks (think cheese plates and charcuterie rather than nachos and pretzels). If that doesn’t win you over, there also happens to be a lovely outdoor patio.
With an ever-evolving cocktail menu that features exotic spirits and tropical-inspired flavors
, a neon-drenched
interior, and an impressive roster of DJs, King Tai is the place to be in Crown Heights. There’s nowhere else in the neighborhood where you’re guaranteed to shake your ass harder—or more joyously—than here. Afterwards, take your sweaty, blissed-out self around the corner to Chris, where you’ll find some seriously good Jamaican food to satisfy that 4 a.m. hunger.
If you like live music (especially rock n’ roll), this Cortelyou Road hideaway is a must-visit venue. Between the classic guitars that adorn the walls and the nightly bands that play in the front room, this bar wears its love of music on its proverbial sleeve. With a giant outdoor courtyard, great brews and cocktails, there’s a little something for everyone.
The best way to describe this quaint Kensington cocktail bar is no-frills, no-fuss, and no-bullsh*t. Come for the delicious cocktails, hospitable and well-versed staff, chill vibes and friendly locals. If you moved to the neighborhood, you’d be drinking here everyday too.