Fort Defiance

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Fort Defiance
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The serious take on tippling offered at Fort Defiance is rare in isolated Red Hook, but the cocktails rank among the best in the borough. The Journalist, made with gin and vermouth, is as clean and crisp as a classic Manhattan. A Prescription Julep is an extra-potent mint julep featuring cognac and rye, poured over hand-crushed ice. If you live in the ’hood, this could be your new local spot (it opens at 7am on weekdays, serving coffee and breakfast). The frontier pricing—most drinks are under $10—helps justify the trek for the rest of us.
Venue name: Fort Defiance
Contact:
Address: 365 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn
11231
Cross street: at Dikeman St
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 7am–midnight; Tue 7am–2:30pm; Fri 7am–2am; Sat 8am–2am; Sun 8am–midnight
Price: Average drink: $8; average main course: $14. Cash only
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