Clover Club, Brooklyn
Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 855 7939
Subway: F train to Bergen Street
Concierge.com's insider take:
Mixologist Julie Reiner, co-owner of Pegu Club in Soho, brings her tested formula for a classic cocktail spot to Cobble Hill. The Clover Club is a wood-paneled lounge named after the Philadelphia journalists' organization so renowned for its drinking habits that it inspired a namesake libation. The centerpiece is an 18th-century miners' bar transplanted from Virginia; there's ample space for dining on oysters on the half shell and steak tartare at the wooden tables out front, and a sunken living room in back is perfect for lounging on couches. The leather-clad menu has long-winded descriptions and lengthy lists of sours, swizzles, Collinses, and fizzes—if you can't decide, the skilled bartenders will simply whip you up something tailored to your likes, cracking the ice, mixing those liquors and mystery nectars, adding perhaps a wisp of egg white for a foamy finish, and shaking out some of the tastiest cocktails this side of the East River.—Douglas Wright
Open Mondays through Thursdays 11 am to 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 4 am, and Sundays 11 am to 12:30 am.