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.
|Venue name:||Clover Club||Contact:|
210 Smith St
|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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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.