113 Franklin St between Greenpoint Ave and Kent St
Ramona is open for business. We can’t vouch for the cocktails but the bar — which was designed by the same people who did Paulie Gee’s, Donna, and Alameda is spacious and lovely. Eater has the lowdown and a few more pics:
The owners of East Village favorite Elsa just opened Ramona, a new cocktail den on Franklin Street in Greenpoint. The team is making its own syrups and infusions, and the plan is to soon offer tap cocktails, barrel-aged drinks, and maybe a few frozen ones as well. The space was created by Oliver and Evan Haslegrave’s Home design firm. Like most Haslegrave productions, the space has bespoke fixtures, intricate woodwork, a few reflective surfaces, and beautiful light.
Time Out has a short write-up too:
Stylish East Village bar Elsa may have been rooted in the Old World—with an on-site dandy-suit tailor to boot—but its Greenpoint sister is cut from a more modern cloth. Owners Natalka Burian, Scott and Jay Schneider experiment with en vogue techniques such as barrel-aging, tap cocktails and a slushie machine for potent frozen drinks. The crew also crafts its own syrups and infusions for drinks like the Boxer Beetle (blackberry bourbon, Elsa’s Rose Hip Grenadine, lemon, allspice dram and rosemary) and A Spoken Era (vodka, cranberry-vanilla reduction, citrus bitters and sage leaf). Drinkers can offset the booze with bar bites including meat-and-cheese plates and house-roasted nuts. Decor should be familiar to Greenpoint bargoers—the white walls and salvaged wood bar are hallmarks of the hOme design firm, which styled Elsa years before becoming the go-to designers for nearby cool-kid haunts like Tørst and Alameda.