Brooklyn , New York
Tel: 718 218 7866
Subway: L train to Lorimer Street
Concierge.com's insider take:
It's probably best that the door here isn't clearly marked, or this watering hole on a happening stretch of Grand Street would undoubtedly be overrun. (Hint: look for the word "bar" in tiny red letters outside a discreet metal entryway). The interior alone is worth a peek, having already found its way into coffee-table books on emerging New York City architecture. There's rich-hued woodwork with clean, Scandinavian lines and an elevated, glass-encased smoking mezzanine reached via a loft like stairwell. LL isn't particularly known for signature cocktails (it's something of an unspoken rule not to order cosmos in this part of Brooklyn anyway), but Brooklyn Lager and Hoegaarden are poured by reasonably cheerful bartenders whose iPod selection could very well be the topic of conversation on blogs the next day.
Open daily from 6 pm to 4 am.