Open Thread: What is the Best Cocktail in Brooklyn Heights?

There are many places to get your drink on in Brooklyn Heights. We haven’t’ done a free-for-all open thread in a while so why not start again with a discussion on where to get the best cocktail in our neighborhood. Stay within the boundaries of Brooklyn Heights and comment away!

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  • DIBS

    Probably a combination of atorvastatin, a diuretic and an angiotensin.

  • CassieVonMontague
  • DIBS

    Shot and a beer at Monteros?

  • MonroeOrange

    no one believes you ever went to Montero’s…no spaghetti carbonara!

  • DIBS

    LOL. In fact, I threw my retirement party at Monteros…catered food and open bar.

  • cocktail enthusiast

    I think the cocktail menu at Jack the Horse is hard to beat and holds its own against the better cocktail bars in the borough.

    River Deli seems to have expanded its cocktail offerings beyond distinctly Italian cocktails. Not my favorite cocktail menu, in part because I never enjoy aperitifs and digestifs and other cocktails that feature Campari, vermouth, etc. So, it’s not *my* favorite cocktail menu, but I respect what they’re doing and think its high quality in its own way.

    Flipping through other restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, including the north side of Atlantic, and nothing jumps out to me the way that Jack the Horse does. That’s my vote!

  • Caroline McCarthy

    The cocktails at Colonie are great and many of them are made with vegetables/fruit in a juicer. If you’re willing to cheat a little with geography and take the south side of Atlantic into account too, though, I still prefer the Manhattan at Henry Public to any that are in the Heights proper. Long Island Bar is up there too.

  • Hicksup

    Second Jack the Horse!!

  • DIBS

    Cocktail “menus” are for wusses and those who don’t know what a real cocktail is.

  • Joe Dudas

    The Wide Awake at Henry Public is heaven on earth (i know, i know, it’s across Atlantic, but still…).

  • MonroeOrange

    well played sir

  • CHatter

    JtH Old Fashioned (Autumn and Winter)
    JtH Southside (Spring and Summer)

  • Eddyde

    Though the atmosphere is lacking, Tom at Teresa’s makes a fine classic Martini and it’s only $8

  • Rock E. Fella

    Black and Tan (aka Half-and-Half) at Eamonn’s or Heights Saloon…

  • ClaudeScales

    Ah, nostalgia. All I ever had at Capulet’s was beer, and an occasional shot of Jameson.

  • ClaudeScales

    While Matthew makes a marvelous Old Fashioned at JTH, my vote goes to his Buffalo Rifle.

  • ClaudeScales

    Thanks! I’ll give it a try.

  • ClaudeScales

    What’s your definition of a “real cocktail”? I’m thinking it’s along the lines of that of the late, much lamented, Paul Schiffman of the Lion’s Head (the day it closed, I knew Greenwich Village’s days as Bohemia were over): anything with more than two ingredients (not counting ice, an olive, or a twist) is anathema.

  • Lori

    Eamonn’s? When was the last time you were out for a cocktail?

  • Sen. Bob Forehead

    Jack the Horse as served up by Matt

  • Sen. Bob Forehead

    Uh, not a “Cocktail”…

  • bobafett

    Once it gets chilly, the Hot Toddy at JTH is tough to beat

  • Michael Dacko

    Seriously – Eamonn’s closed down like 100 years ago.

  • Lady in the Heights

    Gin martinis and negronis at Noodle Pudding are always perfect.

  • MonroeOrange

    underage whisky shots at Annie’s Blue Moon:)
    followed closely by Clark St Station Saloon.

  • Princess

    The martini’s at either Thai Lantern or Custom House are top notch!

  • Arch Stanton

    “Underage whisky shots” That explains a lot… LOL.

  • Arch Stanton

    The cocktails at the Long Island Restaurant are very good, albeit somewhat brazenly priced.

  • ClaudeScales

    Arch lives!

  • MonroeOrange

    say hi to Judy for me!

    and underage was when both of those places existed.