Hotel Delmano

82 Berry Street
Brooklyn NY 11211
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718.387.1945

Cuisine: Fancy cocktails, oysters, charcuterie and cheese
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ Great
Cards: All Major
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat 5pm-3am, Sun 2pm-2am
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Website/Menu:hoteldelmano.com
Booze: Full bar
Happy Hour: None
L Mag says:

The inside of Hotel Delmano, looks the way you imagined adulthood would look when you were a 9th-grader reading The Great Gatsby: gem-toned cocktails, smoky, lilting music, walls lined with tarnished, framed mirrors and portraits of Rough Riders. Drinks in perfect goblets arrive on silver trays and are served deftly by a beautiful woman named Blaze. Hotel Delmano attracts mostly Williamsburg 30-somethings with the financial wherewithal to be there and the inclination to eschew Manhattan and other (squarer) Brooklyn neighborhoods. It’s quiet, with old-school sophistication colored by new-school cool, and it affirms one’s (ok, my) first and deeply seated idea of what goes on during that smoky, mysterious Cocktail Hour — and well beyond.

NY Mag says:

Sure, with opulent chandeliers and old, smoky mirrors, upscale cocktail-centric bar Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg has all the trappings of any other faux-speakeasy. But from the moment you walk in, there is something refreshingly authentic about this place from the owners of Union Pool. The many old-timey cocktails on the menu help, like the Rattlesnake made with rye, absinthe, and egg whites, or a refreshing concoction of St. Germain and thyme-infused gin, cheekily called the San Francisco Handshake. Even a robust choice like the 3 Amigos, which includes a can of Tecate, a shot of tequila, and small glass of sangrita gets a dose of quaint treatment, its glasses served side-by-side on an antique tray. The staff also plays the part, sporting suspenders and wingtips. You can saddle up to the long, curving marble bar, or take a seat in the back in one of the two cozy rooms with either turquoise or muted red walls adorned with portraits of old, important-looking people. Oysters and a short list of small plates like olives, cheese boards, and pâtés round out the mix.

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