Lavender Lake

Photograph: Jonathan Aprea
Gowanus
This quaint 100-seat bar near the Gowanus Canal takes its name from a poetic moniker for the channel's murky waters. Find five rotating draft brews (like Lagunitas IPA and Reissdorf Kölsch) and a handful of cocktails, including the namesake tipple, which is made with lavender-infused vodka, iced tea and lemon. Sip your drink with small plates, like an heirloom-tomato salad and boquerón toast, or heartier dishes such as a burger or steak. The four co-owners boast design backgrounds: Look for their handcrafted furnishings in the converted horse-stable space, including the reclaimed-wood bar, silver-treated mirrors and outdoor patio.
Venue name: Lavender Lake
Contact:
Address: 383 Carroll St
Brooklyn
11231
Cross street: between Bond and Nevins Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am; Sat, Sun noon–2am
Transport: Subway: F, G to Carroll St; R to Union St
Price: Average beer: $6. MC, V
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