Monday evening the fiance and I braved the rain for a much anticipated night cap at Greenpoint’s newest bar, Beloved. I had already read a number of great reviews and am happy to report that every word was true.
We stepped into Beloved and found a couple seats at the end of bar. The crowd was a little sparse around 9pm but started filling up as the next couple of hours passed. The bar is beautiful – well designed and offering ample seating as well as a yard in the back. The environment was comfortable and laid back and the bartender genuinely nice and personable.
I ordered that evening’s drink special – not sure what it was called but it consisted of a honey syrup, lime juice, and bourbon shaken together with blueberries. It was, in my humble opinion, perfect. The drink was not overly sweet, balanced by the lime juice and the smokey bourbon. I also appreciated the perfectly ripe blueberries that garnished the drink as well as the very reasonable $8 price tag. The fiance ordered the Allsorts Inc, consisting of tequila, mezcal, and an assortment of ingredients that we had to ask the bartender about, like Falernum. The result was a delicious multilayered drink that had “a lot going on (but in a good way)” that the fiance thoroughly enjoyed.
All cocktails on the menu are $10. All draft beers are $6 and cans of Tecate are an easy $3. Beloved is located at 674 Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint, close to the intersection of Manhattan and Norman Ave.