by James Mattick / cover image by Jane Beiles
As another beautiful New York autumn draws to a close and as the temperature drops, it is that time of year where New Yorkers don their flannels and look for a great new spot to sip a cocktail and have a meal on a freezing east-coast evening. Our NY based contributing writer James Mattick recommends two Brooklyn venues as a must-visit this winter.
Nestled away in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg, Little King is a new stylish cocktail bar and restaurant which has opened just in time to draw you in from the oncoming winter blues.
Stepping through the doors of Little King you are greeted by an intimate and lively space exquisitely furnished in prohibition-style with chic contemporary touches. The smoky indie-rock soundtrack playing in the background is the perfect compliment to the drinks and food that are to follow.
Chef Philip Vernier (Five Leaves) has crafted a menu of upscale bar food that is a delight to taste and easy on the palate. From the Roasted Squash Panzanella to the Little King Burger there is a great selection to enjoy.
Another must-visit is Brooklyn’s worst kept secrets: Bar LunÀtico.
Right in the heart of historic Stuyvesant Heights, Bar LunÀtico is the type of New York live music venue you always dreamed of going to. From Gypsy Jazz to Brazilian Forró there is always an incredible program each week – best of all there is no cover charge!
With a fantastic range of original cocktails (and twists on old favorites) curated by resident cocktail alchemist Cameron Holmes, and his skilled team, you will almost certainly be asking for that second (or third) Crow Wing or whatever great tipple takes your fancy.
Bar LunÀtco has recently expanded their menu, and just like the live music and drinks it is both exciting and lively. If arriving for dinner make sure you order either the Octopus or the Elk Meatballs, or if you are looking for a vegetarian option the Rainbow Carrots are definitely a hit.
Make sure you arrive early to grab a coveted table and prepare to stay late for an evening of fantastic music, food and drink.