Tucked beneath Rye restaurant—the acronym stands for "Bar Below Rye"—this 45-seat subterranean saloon is kitted out with wooden planks to resemble a ship's hull, an allusion to the longshoremen in chef-owner Cal Elliott's family. Dram owner Tom Chadwick runs the beverage program, with cocktails like the Diablero (tequila, Cocchi Americano, lemon, raspberries and Tiki bitters) and the Coco Rosie, a piña colada–meets–dark-and-stormy. The beer list features brews on tap (Bitburger, Flying Dog), and vintage bottles—salvaged from when the space was a 1920s members-only club—line the back bar. To accompany the booze, Elliott dispatches casual plates: Scotch eggs, crab croquettes and smoked-pork-belly sandwiches.
247 South 1st St
|Cross street:||between Havemeyer and Roebling Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 6pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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