New York's nautical craze isn't ending anytime soon—at least not if Joel Lee Kulp and John Clement have anything to say about it. The pair—of Williamsburg speakeasy the Richardson—honors the 19th-century Grand Street Ferry with a maritime-focused waterfront tavern. Outfitted with wood banquettes, damask wallpaper and vintage Harper's Weekly prints depicting East River life, the bar features 20 Old World European wines and 14 draft beers from all-American harbor towns: Hood River, OR's Full Sail IPA, Cisco Whale's Tale Pale of Nantucket and Baltimore's Heavy Seas Loose Cannon. The seafaring-themed cocktail program includes quaffs like the Hey Sailor, which features navy-strength English gin, Salers aperitif, Aperol and lemon juice; while the Seven Seas Cooler mixes Amaro Braulio, honey, Lapsang souchong tea and 100-proof rhum agricole. Brett Ackerman (Diner, Marlow & Sons) captains the pub-grub menu, lining out a full raw bar (Ipswich clams, East Coast littlenecks), saffron-flecked clam chowder, beer-braised brisket and wild-mushroom shepherd's pie.
|Venue name:||Grand Ferry||Contact:|
229 Kent Ave
|Cross street:||at North 1st St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Bedford Ave|
|Price:||Average entrée: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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