New York City-Brooklyn
May 11, 2018
Yet another hip new addition to the trendy neighbourhood of Williamsburg, the new outpost of craft cocktail spot, The Randolph at Broome (and sister bar, Randolph Beer), is just as cool and stylish as the Manhattan original. The spacious interior has a punky funky retro feel, with a line of bright red booths and era-appropriate album art on the wall. There’s some top notch cocktailing on offer here. Check out their hot buttered pumpkin rum, likely to become a warming winter favourite, and the louche Nigel Palmer, made with Earl Grey tea-infused gin. We also really (really) like the sound of the Smokin’ Thyme, a blend of mezcal, vodka, St Germain, lime, thyme, raspberries and rhubarb bitters. They do a decent line in craft beer too including Eastern Standard IPA and Nitro Milk Stout – there’s a daily boozy slushy on the menu and we kind of love the idea of their caffeinated version of the ubiquitous Pickle Back, the Coffee Back which pairs house made coffee vodka with root beer cream. The Randolph Brooklyn also offers some superior bar food, fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese made with smoked gouda, as well as small plates including an on-trend raw kale slaw, maple and bacon sprouts and pulled lamb sliders.