Boerum Hill’s cozy neighborhood standby Building on Bond—affectionately dubbed “Bob”—gets a next-door brother with this 30-seat, retro-skewed watering hole. At a bar fashioned out of mahogany bleachers from a North Carolina gymnasium, owner Phil Morgan enlists barman Josh White (Bowery Meat Company, Tavern on the Green) to oversee cocktails. The Old Engine Driver refers to the Who’s “A Quick One While He’s Away,” brightening a scotch base with maraschino liqueur; and the Whoa Domino is a sweet Van Morrison shout-out sloshing tequila with coffee liqueur from Brooklyn Roasting Company, heavy cream and orange bitters. As you may have gleaned from the cocktail names, the secondary focus here is classic rock, with a 45-spinning 1971 Seeburg USC2 jukebox anchoring the space. Weekend happy hours are scored by vinyl-heavy DJ sets, while the juke’s 140-track list is refreshed monthly by pro record collectors and curators. Beyond libations and vibrations, design buffs can get a kick out of The Starry Night–inspired ceiling boasting 49,000 dominos hand-glued by staff.
104 Bond St
|Cross street:||between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 4pm-2am; Sat, Sun 4pm-4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, G to Hoyt–Schermerhorn|
|Price:||Average drink: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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