Remember back in 2009, when Chloe 81, the subterranean Lower East Side lounge, was the “new Beatrice”? (We do! It was one of the few times the author of this post has been a bold-faced name.) Well, now there’s a “new Chloe 81,” and it’s launching tonight. With free vodka.
Brooke Smy and her partner M Kouger are opening an “unpretentious dance club” (just how we like ‘em) in their home neighborhood of Williamsburg — on Grand Street, to be exact (though it’s named after Kingsland Street). Kingsland Bar will feature the obligatory beer/shot combos, a classic cocktail menu that leans toward brown liquors, and a food menu that takes its cues from the south (“I’m from Texas and it’s my jam,” Smy explains) — though there’s also a Minnesota-inspired Jucy Lucy burger (you can choose which cheese to have packed into the patty).
Kingsland Bar, 524 Grand St., bet. Lorimer and Union; open daily from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. (kitchen till 11 p.m.)