Brooklyn’s upscale-cocktail invasion carries on in Prospect Heights, where owner Kathryn Weatherup has transformed a church into this white-tiled tipple destination. The copper-topped bar and sleek leather banquettes are prime spots from which to sip throwback libations. The tattooed barkeeps serve Fizzy Presbyterians (rye, ginger syrup, lime juice and soda) and bourbon-drenched old-fashioneds over ice slabs. You’re in good hands: They were trained by that patron saint of cocktails, Sasha Petraske.
|Venue name:||Weather Up|
589 Vanderbilt Ave
|Cross street:||between Bergen and Dean Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 7pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, Q to Seventh Ave; 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza|
|Price:||Average drink: $11. Cash only|
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Average User Rating
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Weather Up is a great place to bring your classy out of town friends for an incredibly complex, slightly expensive and entirely delicious cocktail! I always ask the bartender for his favorite whiskey drink on the menu and haven't been disappointed yet. Also a great place to wrap up a long work day with the one you love or come for a night cap after having dinner at one of the numerous neighboring restaurants on Flatbush. The atmosphere, though the place is almost always packed, is pleasant and homey, quite possibly because most of the other patrons are just as cool and casual as you are. This is likely not the joint you'll spend hours getting wasted (your bank account would drop drastically if you did), but rather a place you'll enjoy having actual conversations with interesting people over well-designed drinks.