New York City-Brooklyn
May 11, 2018
Cobble Hill may be the new West Village but Floyd is all southern charm and style, right down to the Kentucky beer cheese on the menu. Set on happening Atlantic Avenue and owned by two Kentucky transplants, it’s modelled after taverns in Floyd, Iowa, the hometown of the owner’s wife. The wood-floor room is furnished with rambling sofas and chairs and turn of the century portraits, with a salvaged 1870s bar and a few vintage signs thrown in for good measure. It also has its own working bocce ball alley (similar to boules or shuffleboard) along one wall and hosts NYC’s only year-round bocce tournament, along with Union Hall. They take their bocce seriously here, and when there’s a game on the place can get downright rowdy. Behind the long wooden bar counter gorgeous Southern Belles offer red-neck Pabst Blue Ribbon and Old Milwaukee beer in cans, but this being New York City they do classy cocktails too, and we highly recommend the Margaritas and Lynchburg Lemonades. The house special though is the ‘Colt 45 and Bullet’ – a beer-and-shot special. And if you don’t fancy all that beer cheese on the menu then it’s OK to bring your own food the friendly bar staff will even recommend a beer to go with whatever takeout you rock up with. They also accept reservations for large groups, so you can celebrate your birthday with some good old-fashioned Kentucky cheer and a game of bocce. All this and Johnny Cash on the jukebox. Yee-hah!