Drink: The Long Island Bar

A Small Cocktail Bar that Makes a Big Impression

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Step into The Long Island Bar on an unsuspecting corner of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue and you’ll be excused for thinking you’ve travelled back in time. This bar has been a city mainstay for 50 years (barring a period of closure while it changed ownership) and it seems, at least decor wise, to have barely changed. And not in a tourist-attraction, fairytale way, but in a realistic this is how it is, how it was and how it always will be style.

Take a seat at the bar or tuck yourself away in one of the intimate booths and imagine you’re living the 1980s New York life. Then the real magic begins: with mixologist Toby Cecchini’s cocktails. True to the bar’s atmosphere he sticks to the classics but adds inventive, and always successful, twists. A night sipping on the White Negroni Sbagliato (pictured) and snacking on salted roasted almonds is a night well spent.

The Long Island Bar, 110 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

Photo: Hannah Hoskins.




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