Drink to Impress at Hotel Delmano
Oooh so you got yourself a date, did you!? Well, well, well. Maybe it’s with the guy/girl you’ve been giving the creep eye to on the subway; maybe it’s just with yourself. In either case, now you need to put on a touch of fans’ and do your best not to ruin this. DO NOT RUIN THIS!
Williamsburg’s Hotel Delmano can help you out. Its speakeasy/Parisian cafe vibe makes you forget you’re only blocks from trash-laden Bedford Ave. The soft lighting makes you feel attractive, and the soft music makes you feel heard.
At $10-12 for each poshy but very delicious cocktail this is not a place to have more than one or two drinks. But as someone who has before brought their own nip of booze and poured it into a diet coke at a bar, it says a lot that I will pay for one of these cocktails. I had the “Smoke and Flowers” – single malt with St. Germain and lemon – and then switched to the $6 Southampton IPA so I could still bike home/afford groceries. The $16 cheese and meat board is great if you have a few other folks to nosh it with, otherwise go for a smaller plate like the chorizo ($3) or mixed olives ($5). Then congratulate yourself for being a sophisticated adult, even just for one drink.
82 Berry Street (at N. 9th Street)
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