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Aug 23, 2011 08:44 AM

Post Luger Drinks in Williamsburg?

Taking the family to PL for Mom's 60th and wanted to head out for drinks after in the neighborhood since I could only score a 4:45 reservation. I live in Park Slope so don't know the immediate area too well. Any recommendations for post dinner drink spots?

Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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  1. My best choice would be to skip dessert at Luger's (desserts are unremarkable there, anyway) and go down the street to Dressler, see if there are seats at the bar, and get your dessert(s) there with a cocktail or two. If it's a weeknight it shouldn't be too crowded.

    149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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    1. re: sgordon

      Thanks, great rec, Dressler looks like a great spot for a few drinks. We'll be eight strong on a Saturday night, though, so not sure if its ideal.

      1. re: Vesuvius

        Dressler was my first thought but it's kind of a linear bar. Not great for eight. They do have outdoor tables in front.... Might want to consider places with back patios like Rabbit Hole and Morgane, which are close. They are kind of cafe-restaurants with bars. Further up Bedford Ave., Maison Premiere is a bar and is very nice. If you opt for M.P., I would call ahead. If you go as far as Grand St., you'd open up more options. Back of Bozu might be fun. Definitely have to call there as well.....Or, if your mom's into heavy metal, you can always take her and the gang to Duff's...

        296 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        The Rabbithole
        352 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        28 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        Maison Premiere
        298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        340 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        1. re: Silverjay

          Alas, my Pantera obsession of the early 90's has turned the entire family off heavy metal. Great recs, Silverjay. Thanks. Rabbithole looks to fit the bill nicely, walkable too.

          The Rabbithole
          352 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        2. re: Vesuvius

          You could always call them as you're getting the bill at Luger's and find out if they happen to have a table available they can hold for you for a few minutes - they're only (less than?) a block away, so might as well give them a shot before wandering off to another place. You could possibly make an advance reservation for, say, 8:00, but I don't know if they'd do a rezzie that large just for desserts & cocktails.

          Otherwise, not too much in the Billyburg area than would appeal to the 60+ crowd, I don't think. Maybe Roebling Tea Room or Rye could be options as well - each about a ten minute walk. Put their numbers in your phone, you could always call them as well. Never know who might happen to have an opening.

          Roebling Tea Room
          143 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          247 S 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          1. re: sgordon

            I'd throw Dram into that mix. On the south side and does great cocktails. It's also a proper bar vs a resturant with a bar. Nice all wood interior with proper "mixologists."

            177 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

            1. re: MsAlyp

              Great bar. Tough spot for group of 8 to be all together.

            2. re: sgordon

              Rye is changing their program and getting rid of the proper cocktails (if they haven't already). Ownership wants to dismantle cocktail program and be a beer/shot, highball drinks bar.

              1. re: kathryn

                I read that, as well. Have you heard if they'll also be changing the food? It seems odd to do that and then keep the fairly upscale menu intact, but you never know.

                1. re: gort

                  From what I know, the foods staying the same, but the cocktail program is totally different with the loss of the head bar guy.

        3. Hotel Delmano

          Hotel Delmano
          82 Berry St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          1. The Woods is the perfect place for a few quiet drinks in a subdued atmosphere.

            The Woods
            48 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211