How is it that despite the seemingly endless openings of new bars in Brooklyn, when it’s time to decide where to go it feels like there are only three options at most, all of which you’ve frequented for years…and have probably grown sick of?
It’s crucial to have an expert’s advice in matters of the heart and of alcohol, which is why we enlisted Alamo Drafthouse Beverage Director Vincent Favella, to tap into his five favorite secret drinking establishments in the borough, as well as his five favorite bar / food crossovers.
Prepare to drink with dignity.
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VF: The Brooklyn Inn is one of Brooklyn’s oldest bars and feels like a blast from the past, where I’d drink anything that makes me feel like it’s the 19th Century.
VF: For 2 more recent openings (this century), I love Dirty Precious, with a bar staff that is seasoned in everything from upscale classic cocktails to beer & wine; and Jupiter Disco, that also does the impossible of making all the people happy all the time with wonderful cocktails, sound, DJs, ambience, etc.
VF: If you are looking for a Classic Cocktail from the Sasha Petraske templates, look no further than Featherweight.
VF: The Narrows got into the coolest neighborhood on Earth before all the rest with awesome staff, decor, backyard – it’s also a food and beverage industry favorite.
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