In Bushwick, there’s a new bar from the people behind Old Stanley’s. Pretty much everything they touch is gold in our book, so you can count on this being a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The space looks great, though having two Whitney Houston records on the jukebox, hardly constitutes a theme, despite what Gothamist suggests:
Quackenbush also runs Bushwick’s Old Stanley bar, which offers a similar “old man dive bar” aesthetic that would fit as comfortably in Minneapolis as it does in Brooklyn… a beer and shot’ll run you $6 and all the house and classic cocktails just $8. Inspired by the champagne well holding court behind the bar, there’s a “Marco’s Champagne Cocktail” made with cognac, a sugar cube and a prosecco floater. Happy hour—which runs to an egalitarian 9 p.m. every day of the week—brings even cheaper prices, with $2 off drafts, wells and wines, but they’ll also sell you a Bud or Bud Light for $3 whenever you drop in… There’s also a jukebox stacked with new wave, hip hop, punk rock and “nostalgic pop music,” which includes not one but two Whitney Houston records.
1071 Broadway, Brooklyn
In Williamsburg, a new sichuan restaurant had a soft opening last week. It’s called Birds of a Feather and it’s from the same team behind Cafe China, a midtown restaurant with a Michelin star:
Restaurateurs Xian Zhang and Yiming Wang soft-opened their restaurant Birds of a Feather at 191 Grand Street, between Driggs Avenue and Bedford Avenue, last week. Zhang tells Eater that a grand opening will likely happen in a month, after the restaurant receives its liquor license… Williamsburg locals seeking out classic Sichuan dishes will find some on the soft opening menu at Birds of a Feather. Dishes like mapo tofu with minced pork, braised beef in a spicy chili stew, sautéed string beans, and double-cooked pork are currently available, though the menu will likely see a few changes before the grand opening.
You can check out the menu here.
Birds of a Feather
191 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
b/t Bedford Ave & Driggs Ave