We're back with our monthly series, showcasing new nightlife venues opening across New York City.

Football, foliage, whiskey, and beer. That's what fall does.

As always, these three spots are TAABS tested, TAABS approved.


Genuine Liquorette

191 Grand St in Little Italy

Insider Notes:

  • Liquor store / DIY bar beneath Genuine Superette
  • Choose your spirits and mixers and either make the drink yourself or have the bartenders do it for you - priced by the ounce
  • Cocktails served with a unique device called the "Cha-Chunker" which makes it easy to mix alcohol into a canned beverage like soda or pineapple juice
  • Small beer and wine selection
  • Opened September 2015

(Cocktail Bar) (Cool) (Friendly)

(Subterranean) (Bar Food)

(Cocktails) (Mixology) (Margaritas)

(Mojitos) (Bloody Marys)

Kimoto Rooftop & Beer Garden

216 Duffield St in Downtown Brooklyn

Insider Notes:

  • Above the Sheraton and Aloft Hotels
  • Indoor / outdoor space with 110 seats on the outdoor terrace and 115 seats indoors
  • Great views of Brooklyn skyline
  • Light wood designs among foliage lends a refreshing zen
  • Manhattan prices
  • American comfort food through an Asian lens
  • Japanese Whiskey
  • 3 beers on tap
  • Interesting selection of 15 Japanese beers by the bottle
  • Opened September 2015

(Hotel Bar) (Cocktail Bar) (Beer Garden)

(Rooftop) (Outdoor Space)

(Good For Groups) (Trendy) (Intimate)

(Good Date Spot) (Spacious) (Sake)

(Small Plates) (Asian Fusion) (Cocktails)

(Mezcal) (Good Whiskey Selection) (DJ) 

(Private Party Space) (Takes Reservations)

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19 Wyckoff Ave in Bushwick

Insider Notes:

  • Right off the Jefferson stop on the L train
  • High ceilings, open garage windows facing the sidewalk
  • Food served till 3:30am
  • $10 cocktails
  • Small but effective beer & wine selections
  • From the guys behind Mother's Ruin
  • Opened September 2015

(Cocktail Bar) (Restaurant & Bar)

(Outdoor Space) (Cool) (Spacious)

(Relaxed) (Full Menu) (Small Plates)

(Late Night) (Latin Cuisine) (Cocktails)

(Background Music) (Exposed Brick)