Clover Club

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5 out of 5 stars
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This standard-bearing cocktail parlor from mixology matriarch Julie Reiner expresses its Victorian bent in intricate tile work, curved leather booths, marble tables, vintage sofas and a functioning fireplace. The centerpiece is the 19th-century mahogany bar, where vest-clad barkeeps stir and shake throwback potions, handily defined in the novel-like menu. Choose among regal crystal bowls of punch or finely wrought drinks, both classic and new.  Call for an order of house chips fried in duck fat, or a round of small plates like assosted cheeses from neighborhood fromagerie Stinky Bklyn or fresh East Coast oysters to keep you moored. 

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Venue name: Clover Club
Contact:
Address: 210 Smith St
Brooklyn
11201
Cross street: between Baltic and Butler Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 4pm–2am; Fri 4pm–4am; Sat 10:30am–4am; Sun 10:30am–1am
Transport: Subway: F, G to Bergen St
Price: Average cocktail: $14. AmEx, MC, V
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One of the original Brooklyn cocktail bars--the Clover Club does it right. You wouldn't get watered down or sour-mix drinks here. It's a large bar that serves snacks, dinner and brunch. They have live music on certain days and a fireplace in the back for the winter. Happy hour is Monday-Friday. 


Definitely worth checking out. 


There comes a moment in every cocktail where the temperature, flavor and viscosity peaks to strike a perfect balance. I like to call it the sweet spot and Clover Club has perfected this short-lived pinnacle with their ice, glass and cocktail creations. The drinks don't come quickly here but they're well worth the wait.

Oh, and if you're lucky you'll get a seat in the back room by the fireplace.