In the shadow of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, tiny Post Office offers salvation with its soothing backdrop of old-timey wallpaper and quirky light fixtures. Taco Tuesdays and corn on the cob dressed with scallion butter and feta are reasons to wander into this out-of-the-way spot, but so is the massive whiskey selection. Venture out of everyday Maker’s Mark mode with more adventurous options like Washington, D.C.–made Filibuster triple cask bourbon and Long Island Spirits’ Rough Rider.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
The Maiden Voyage (Old Tom gin, bourbon, Bittermens Amère Nouvelle, Royal Combier, lemon juice, orange juice) easily segues to a night of neat pours.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Locals now have incentive to visit during the day: a double-punch of iced coffee and Stan’s Austin-style breakfast burritos.