You might recall Bill Murray got behind the bar opening night (his son is a co-owner). Occupying the former River Styx space, the emphasis is on communal dining and sustainable, neighborhood sourcing. Sidle up to the uniquely shaped bar and order local beers, intriguing wines from nontraditional locales and up-cycled cocktails featuring fruits, herbs and veggie “scraps” from the kitchen. THE DRINK TO DRINK: Apple cores from the kitchen go into making the infused syrup in the Anam Cara (Gaelic for “friend”): Jameson, spiced-apple–Hudson honey syrup, maraschino liqueur, Sfumato amaro, allspice and a dehydrated apple slice for garnish. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Multiple dining nooks offer various levels of privacy. Keep the party going by heading to the The Brooklyn Barge, around the corner on the East River.
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