New York City-Brooklyn
May 11, 2018
The bar scene on Prospect Heights’ Vanderbilt Avenue is growing apace and one of the more recent and most popular – additions is this sleek and stylish cocktail bar. With bar staff trained in the game by Milk and Honey alumnus Sasha Petraske, the drinks are, unsurprisingly, consistently well executed. The cocktail list is minimalistic but perfectly thought out, featuring a selection of ten expertly mixed choices which combine classics and more experimental creations. There’s an emphasis on old-time ingredients such as rye and gin. Try the Puritan gin, dry vermouth, yellow chartreuse and orange bitters or the Cablegramß- rye, house made ginger syrup and fresh lime juice. There’s also a weekly bartender’s special. And if you can’t decide which to go for, the friendly and well-versed bartenders will be happy to guide you to a libation that will suit your taste-buds perfectly. British owner Kathryn Weatherup transformed a former church to create the bar, and designed the atmospheric interior herself. Dark and moody, the dimly lit space features heavy, boxy lamps hanging from the vaulted, a tiled ceiling, large oval mirrors on bare brick walls and a dramatic, copper-topped mahogany bar. Small leather-padded booths tucked away in shadowy corners are perfect for an intimate drink à deux, or larger groups can gather round the generous tables at the back. There’s also a small, decked garden for al fresco drinking when the weather is suitably accommodating. And in the summer months you can tuck into a simple menu of cold fried chicken and oysters.