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The Feed first look: Splitty

The craft cocktail movement sweets into Clinton Hill

Photograph: Dominic Perri
Benton's Old Fashioned at Splitty
Photograph: Dominic Perri
Dark and Stormy at Splitty
Photograph: Dominic Perri
Gordon's Cup at Splitty
Photograph: Dominic Perri


The craft-cocktail movement sweeps into Clinton Hill on June 14th with this retro bar from Andy McDowell (owner of Pete’s Candy Store). Cork tiling outfit the camper-inspired drinkery—its moniker is the nickname for a 1960s Volkswagen bus. Behind the curved 20-seat bar, Karin Stanley (Little Branch, Dutch Kills) pours classics cocktails, along with Splitty specialties like the hot-sauce–laced Gordon’s Breakfast and a rickey with fresh ginger juice. Boozehounds can also choose from ten draft beers (Hitachino Nest White Ale, Narragansett Lager) and 11 bottled or canned varieties (Crooked Tree IPA, Safe Harbor American Blonde Ale). Steamed buns—fillings include brisket pastrami, mushroom and onion, and banana with Nutella—pad stomachs for a night of drinking. 415 Myrtle Ave between Clinton and Vanderbilt Aves, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn (718-643-2867)