This throwback cocktail spot joins classy joints like Hotel Delmano in shaping Williamsburg’s new breed of bar. Inside, cordial barkeeps craft spot-on drinks. The smoky Scottish Dew (Scotch with muddled cucumbers, orange bitters and maraschino liqueur) is distinctly vegetal, and the blood-hued Higgins’ sarsaparilla blends spicy ginger beer, club soda and amaro, with a dose of fruity red wine. Beers are well curated too: Fourteen $5 drafts include Troegs’ pleasingly caramel Hopback Amber. There are serviceable small plates, but you’d do well to fill your belly before you arrive.
© Paul Wagtouicz, Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz The Richardson
|Venue name:||The Richardson||Contact:|
451 Graham Ave
|Cross street:||at Richardson St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Graham Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $9. AmEx, MC, V|