The owners describe this Brooklyn newcomer as a speakeasy, but its bright-yellow exterior and lack of a full liquor license don’t exactly support the secret-cocktail-den image. What you will find—assuming you make it past the door, where a dress code prohibits sneakers, baggy jeans and hooded sweatshirts—are varied plates like shrimp scampi linguine and citrus-teriyaki pork chops, along with beers (Amstel, Corona) and wines from South America, the U.S. and Italy.
217 Pulaski St
|Cross street:||between Marcus Garvey Blvd and Throop Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Myrtle–Willoughby Aves|