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The Topaz

Bars, Cocktail bars Williamsburg
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Before he was a barkeep, Brandon Davey (Elsa, Ramona) was a trained sculptor, which is not a surprise when you take in the handmade topaz-embedded wood paneling and brass bar fixtures that decorate this indie-soundtracked East Williamsburg watering hole. Alongside cocktails like the black, salt-rimmed Dead Man’s Mask (black cardamom rye, smoked clover honey, pineapple juice) and the Bottle Blonde (white blossom vodka, Manuka honey, Meyer lemon bitters), Japanese izakaya fare makes an unexpected appearance at the bar, with bites including pork-shiitake buns, a 45-minute sous vide egg and a flash-pickled Japanese cucumber topped with chili pearls and sesame oil.


Venue name: The Topaz
Address: 251 Bushwick Ave
Cross street: between Johnson and Montrose Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-4am; Fri-Sun 3pm-4am
Transport: Subway: L to Montrose Ave
Price: Average cocktail: $11. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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This is a really cool local's cocktail bar, that's definitely worth stopping in at if you're in the area. Make sure you have a seat at the bar and chat with the bar staff - they're always friendly, and really helpful with what to order for those unsure. Whether you stay all night or drop by for one drink, you won't be disappointed here.