Abe’s has been open for a few weeks now in Bushwick and is a great addition to the neighborhood. It’s named for Abe Vigoda, which is an odd choice for a Tiki-inspired joint, but we appreciate the eclectic choice. Abe’s has two pool tables, plenty of sweet cocktails, and a snacky menu that features hot dogs, an umami burger, wasabi matcha deviled eggs, and more. Bushwick Daily has more:
The frozen drinks, of which there are two, tow the line. The Samurai Sling ($10) is a combo of a Mai Tai, a Singapore Sling, and a Melon Ball with a little bit of sourness in addition to the generous booze. There’s a more straightforward option too, the Yin Yang Tang with orange-vanilla flavors. Rum is typically the backbone of tiki drinks, but Abe’s drifts from traditions with options featuring gin, a twist on the aperol spritz, and cachaca, a Brazilian spirit made from sugarcane. Every week there’s something “more hip and cocktail-y” and something “accessible and fun that’s easy to drink,” Stevenson explains. He gets to channel his mad scientist side to come up with these, which usually have at least nine ingredients.
Abe’s has a food program developed by Chef and Queens native Roy Yacoob. He connected with Stevenson on Facebook through a friend and immediately had “great chemistry with everyone.” He previously worked at a kosher barbecue restaurant and was excited to have the chance to develop his own umami-filled menu focused on Asian fusion. He’s testing more dishes, like a hawaiian inspired pineapple chicken.
Abe’s Pagoda Bar
108 Wyckoff Ave,
Brooklyn, NY 11237
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