44 Berry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cuisine: Bar Snacks
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Hours: Sun-Thurs 5pm-2am, Fri & Sat 5pm-2am
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Bedford Ave., G to Nassau Ave.
Menu: Click Here
Sleek spot just off McCarren, does double duty with dining and drinking. For the former, haute takes on wine bar faves: deviled eggs, crostini, Sprout Creek Farm cheese plates. Warm bag of croutons more fun than a bagful of hammers. Classic cocktailing, plus elaborate house combos. Salt & Ash by the batch blends mezcal, Lapsang, sweet vermouth, and lemon juice. Modern looks all around: blond wood, brick, and bulbs dangling from clusters of glass jars.
Time Out New York says:
This spacious, stylish watering hole offers two great bars in one: wines by the glass and half bottles on the ground floor, and cocktails and spirits in a basement lounge. The wine list upstairs, with a focus on small, all-natural producers, features a well-priced collection of offbeat finds. Downstairs, you can sip classic and original drinks like the assertive Reverend Horton Heat, a tall bourbon refresher with smoked lemon juice and sweet maple syrup. Pro tip: Come by on Mondays to check out bartender Maks Pazuniak’s experimental cocktail series, “Something Like This.” Starting at 9pm, you can sample innovative and off-kilter sips that riff on specific themes both straightforward (a tribute to drinks chronicler Charles H. Baker Jr.) and abstract (apocalypse-inspired, dark-hued libations), all matched to a playlist.