We couldn’t be more excited to get a peek at the latest addition to the Williamsburg bar scene. The brains behind Whiskey Town and Whiskey Tavern’s third baby, Whiskey Brooklyn, might not have the most creative name – but if it ain’t broke…
Once an abandoned tonic water factory, Whiskey Brooklyn is housed in an underground brick-walled cellar — the perfect spot to curl up with a tumbler full of belly-warming whiskey as the weather turns cool. We’re also excited about the addition of another U-shaped bar in the ‘burg (“perfect for eye [sexing] across,” Thrillist saliently notes).
The menu is strangely disparate, but delicious-sounding all the same. Will anyone actually attempt to eat the “Bowl O’ Bacon” and the Hostess cupcake with a shot of White Russian all in one sitting? We don’t know, but we’ll be interested to see if the bar installs an automatic defibrillator to revive the ambitious ones.
The space itself is similarly enterprising: Whiskey Brooklyn has a Barcade-esque gaming room… but it attempts to do the Williamsburg landmark one better with a pair of shuffleboard tables. In addition to the stiff stuff, Whiskey Brooklyn will also offer a full bar menu, including the usual assortment of beers, Picklebacks, Spicy Picklebacks (it sounds like what it is) and a variety of whiskey-inspired cocktails.
Stay tuned for a full review of Whiskey Brooklyn next week.
Whiskey Brooklyn, opening Monday. 44 Berry St., on 11th; 718.387.8444