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You know what is hot these days, but also icy cold? Tiki. Since the country's first Tiki bar—Don the Beachcomber, opened in the 1930s, which served up rum-based drinks with fruits and syrups—Tiki has come a long way, especially the last couple of years in New York. Bartenders are no longer concocting drinks that remind you of Tiki in the 90s, i.e., too sweet, cheap, and not that delicious. Instead, an increasing number of bars in Brooklyn...
Boozy Brunch, everyone. You know it, you love it, and you will have it again starting tomorrow—and maybe Sunday, too. Whether you are seeing friends from out of town, eating your first meal in 20 hours because, last night, your dinner was just beer, or, you'd simply like to spend the vast majority of your afternoon immersed in two of the best activities known to man, i.e., eating breakfast-like food and drinking delicious alcoholic...
Drinking is fun enough as it is, but why not make it even more fun by doing it during the day? Here are our 20 picks for the best Brooklyn bars to indulge in a little daytime revelry. Some of these bars are open all day, some open at 3pm. All should be frequented as much as possibly during sunny times, and then even well into the long nights ahead. 1) The Adirondack: Though a relatively new...
A girl walks into a bar. I’m the girl, and the bar is called Fort Defiance. It’s the place where I’ll try a Bloody Mary for the first time, goaded on by my brother’s soon-to-be ex-wife. The drink is spicy and thick, like a slightly scary snack, and it’s speared with pickled okra. It’s my second time visiting New York City, the first time since high school. I’ll live inside my brother’s breaking marriage...

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