11 Dec HOTEL DELMANO
Sure, with opulent chandeliers and old, smoky mirrors, upscale cocktail-centric bar Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg has all the trappings of any other faux-speakeasy. But from the moment you walk in, there is something refreshingly authentic about this place. The many old-timey cocktails on the menu help, like the Rattlesnake made with rye, absinthe, and egg whites, or a refreshing concoction of St. Germain and thyme-infused gin. The staff also plays the part, sporting suspenders and wingtips. You can saddle up to the long, curving marble bar, or take a seat in the back in one of the two cozy rooms with either turquoise or muted red walls adorned with portraits of old, important-looking people. Oysters and a short list of small plates like olives, cheese boards, and pâtés round out the mix.
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82 Berry St