All aboard for south side bar inspired by classic train culture. Duplex space is all about the blown-out front ceiling, with all kinds of headroom leading up to rustic beams. Light-industrial fixtu... read more
Millesime and Momofuku hands team up on neighborhood watering hole. Attention to detail in the cocktails, with plenty of handcrafting. Sodas made in-house from scratch, married up smart like root b... read more
Historic den of weirdness is back in business and offering variety shows that stretch the boundaries of wcreativity. Newly renovated spot showcases striptease, burlesque, animal acts, puppetry, acr... read more
Was spinoff of Rent-inspiring East Village original, totally fitting since the nabe approximates the EV of yore, right down to creeping gentrification. Former Life Café NINE83 now resuscitat... read more
Rocking nights under the smokestack. Former factory steeped in history―air conditioning was invented here, no kidding. Converted boiler room now filled out with handmade wood bar, mishmash of hangi... read more
Takes Lakeside’s broken wings, learns to fly. Former Blackbird takes inspiration from songs by Roy Orbison and Suicide. Legendary space keeps continuity with a carryover bartender, along wit... read more
Rocker bar gastropub trailing in the wake of Bourgeois and Spotted pigs. Bites swing sophisticated, crispy pig’s head terrine or stuffed zucchini blossoms for starters, bone marrow and briske... read more
Team of designers follows up on drunken promise to open low-pretense neighborhood hang. Converted horse stable near everyone’s favorite canal (once so nasty it was nicknamed the “lavend... read more
Frontier feel, as befits joint on Brooklyn’s fringe, with a name cribbed from lipstick-pit bull land. Thrift store art on the walls highlights country living, weathered wood ups the rus... read more
For the grain freaks, two doors down from Alphabet City Wine Co. Coffee shop feel with leather seats, chandelier from the Puck Building, huge raw-wood communal table. Huge does not even begin to de... read more
Beloved old-man bar Timboo's gets a retro makeover. Inspired by grandma’s basement, Leah Allen of Abilene Bar switches out pool tables for pinball machines. Kitsch-fest on the furniture and t... read more
As they say, "an elegant space for dirty kids." Leif Huckman follows (literal) dream to bring Central American vibes to Billyburg. Jessica Wilson (Prune, A Voce) and Jeremy Oertel (Dram) drop light... read more
The brains behind Lit Lounge and Home Sweet Home bring swinging jazz club to Williamsburg. Vintage furniture, carpets, and pics like a Victorian parlor. Old-fashioned cocktail menu re-imagined with... read more
No need for a cross-country road trip; this sophomore installment from Randolph at Broome folks does the driving for you. Booths and tables from a 50-foot Maine oak, leveled by lightning; bar built... read more
A Bushwick bar that would make Tim Taylor proud. Stays true to blue-collar moniker with wall décor that includes chicken wire and antique tools. Saddle up to the long oak bar and sup up loca... read more
Ooh, sparkly. Glittery walls camp up Brooklyn outpost of nationwide parlor chain. If Hairspray was a bar. Prime destination for Slope bachelorette parties. Central oak bar, kitschy green hairdryer ... read more
Shares a name with a Sinatra flick, but sounds here tend to be considerably more contemporary. Sick DJ lineup starts up around 10pm. Ownership has BMX and X Games connections, appreciation for skat... read more
This cocktail spot's old-world appeal, dim lighting, and exposed brick, is enough to induce the sexiest of exchanges between Dick, Jane, and every cocktail-cradling patron. An ideal destination for... read more
Nods to Brooklyn nautical history, cribs name from legendary New York clipper ship. Seafaring theme picks up inside, with anchor-chain stools, aquarium, reclaimed woks looking like constellations... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...