Magazine article The New Yorker

Food & Drink

Magazine article The New Yorker

Food & Drink

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FOOD & DRINK

BAR TAB

Seaborne

228 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn (718-852-4888)

This cocktail bar's lyric name, plucked from a Yeats poem, suggests a breezy harborside cantina. Walking down an industrial stretch of Van Brunt Street, in Red Hook, however, what you encounter appears to be an abandoned storefront. A polite patron would knock, but someone less thoughtful might jerk at the locked door until the bartender, Sandy, swings it open. In the early evening, the space--red leather booths, steel tabletops--feels like a cozy, empty diner, with diffuse light filtering in through wavy glass blocks. Next to each booth is a tap for refilling water glasses, a stack of napkins, and playing cards. "You could basically be self-sufficient," one patron said on a recent Friday. "The only thing you can't do is make a drink." You'll be glad to leave it to Sandy. Though there is a terrific menu, the bartender prefers to mix drinks inspired by your mood. …

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