Clover Club

Cocktail Bar, Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
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  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithNovember 22, 2014
    The Royal Tenenbaum is the perfect blend of bourbon, grapefruit juice, honey, and pine. Perfect for a cold evening. Speaking of which, try to get a table behind the host stand to protect from the cold
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 2, 2014
    If you haven't visited the bar's back parlor room, be sure to do so. Complete with its own bar, a roaring fireplace, and cozy couches perfect for lounging, it's the ideal place to go on a cold day.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistNovember 24, 2014
    Looking for a fireplace this season? The Clover boasts an elegant stone fireplace and fancy vintage couches where you can sit down and warm up with cocktails like the signature Clover Club ($12). Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 31
    Happy hour here is Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 PM, and drink specials include wine for $6 and beer for $4. Cocktails are $7 and bites such as deviled eggs and house nut mix are all under $8. Read more
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The back parlor room at Clover Club has its own bar, a roaring stone fireplace, and a number of scattered plush couches for your lounging, cocktailing and warming-up pleasure. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableNovember 7, 2014
    Cocktails come first at this moody 19th century-esque bar, but fill your belly with mac 'n' cheese ($12), made with Gruyère, white cheddar and bacon, and lamb burger. Read more
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 9, 2014
    Don’t tell Manhattan but Brooklyn’s Clover Club may be the best cocktail bar in the city! We’re big fans of the La Sonambula #2 and the Pep Talk and the Black Eyed Susan…and all of the punches
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The cocktails are ace, but what makes this place so great is the balance of comfort and sophistication. Try the Pep Talk if they have it, although the menu is seasonal. Wed nights have live jazz music
  • Brian K.
    Brian KarfunkelJanuary 19, 2015
    Cocktail list is extensive and thorough. I had the Bay Ridge and the eponymous Clover Club Cocktail, both of which were delicious. There's also a food menu. The grilled flat bread with ricotta was yum
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 22, 2016
    The back room boasts an elegant stone fireplace and fancy vintage couches where you can sit down and warm up with cocktails like the signature Clover Club. Read more
  • Collin M.
    Collin MarreroMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Anthony is by far the best bartender in Brooklyn. The egg sandwich is amazing. And the atmosphere is one of the best in NYC. Love coming here. It will forever be my Sunday Brunch go to!!
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BeckJuly 17, 2013
    Try fetching combo of gin, raspberry syrup, grapefruit juice &cantaloupe juice in the Pecos County Fizz for myself / gin and champagne-fueled Boathouse Punch. Save room for the brioche bread pudding!
  • Richard D.
    Richard DunksMarch 24, 2013
    Sit in the back if you're enjoying drinks with friends. Very laid back and comfortable. The Happy Hour specials are great. Almost makes drinking in NYC affordable. And the deviled eggs are the best
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah Malloy-GoodJuly 29, 2013
    The Bee's Kiss is not on the menu, but it's amazing! It's like a honey-topped cloud floating on top of your drink. The waitstaff might not know what you are asking for, but the bartender will.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmMay 18, 2015
    My favourite on the menu is the Improved Whiskey Cocktail with a touch of absinthe.
  • goop
    goopAugust 5, 2014
    For a dignified cocktail in Brooklyn, made by a proper vested and bearded mixologist. The bar has a great day-of-yore, speakeasy feel without being overdone. Read more
  • PUNCH
    PUNCHSeptember 23, 2015
    Clover Club is arguably BK’s first proper craft cocktail bar. The cozy space and ragtime music telegraph another era, but the drinks are modern in their no-nonsense dedication to great ingredients. Read more
  • Eric F.
    Eric FriedmanMarch 2, 2014
    Try an old fashioned with Woodford Reserve. Cocktails are worth the wait if you are looking for a swanky place to grab a drink
  • Eater
    EaterMay 28, 2014
    Momofuku bar director John deBary credits it as a place “responsible for the current [cocktail] renaissance we’re enjoying” that’s also an incubator for some of the city’s best bartending talent. Read more
  • Ross W.
    Ross Webster-SalterSeptember 5, 2016
    Brooklyn’s neo-classic has made the top 50 bars five times – alas a casualty of 2015. Cocktails have historical leanings and hospitality led by Julie Reiner is traditional and warm.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MizrahiJune 17, 2013
    "With Clover Club, the modern cocktail bar enters its next generation, the one that does everything good the previous one did, but without waving its arms around and shouting 'Hey, lookit me!'..." Read more
  • Odie W.
    Odie WanJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The steak and eggs brunch is REALLY good. If you're not an alcohol drinker, get the ginger lemonade, it's legit.The restrooms are comfy too if you need to do your business.
  • Francesca B.
    Great craft cocktails and atmosphere! The lovely pear drink was delicious and they can make an awesome painkiller.
  • Compass
    CompassMay 14, 2014
    The nationally acclaimed cocktail bar is one of the city’s best, slinging freshly muddled herb concoctions, three-bacon, party-friendly punch bowls, and plush, candlelit bar seating.
  • Martha
    MarthaFebruary 8, 2015
    i try a different cocktail each time i go. the port of call is one of my favorites though. i love this place.
  • Dayna F.
    Dayna FlowersAugust 21, 2014
    Large menu of cocktails and wine. Tried a variety of appetizers from oysters, deviled eggs, steak tartare, and pull pork minis. Nice setting for a date.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 5, 2011
    Ted Allen enjoys the cocktails at the Clover Club in Brooklyn, NY on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate.We recommend the Gin Blossom cocktail. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more
  • Neal M.
    Neal MannSeptember 13, 2012
    Brilliant cocktail bar, one of my favourites. Order the Blackberry Fool, it's one of the best cocktails I have ever had.
  • Cameron G.
    Cameron GidariMay 30, 2016
    One of the best bars I've ever been to. Ask for the bartender's choice, they won't steer you wrong. Smash of the Titans and the General two must-try choices though.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 25, 2011
    This is the place to get unique old-school NYC drinks. The bowtied bartenders can make you anything you want…or didn’t know you wanted. Also try the duck fat crisps.
  • Micke H.
    Micke HåkanssonNovember 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cocktail joint in proper Brooklyn. Get the Moscow Mule and enjoy the Wednesday jazz nights.
  • Fredo C.
    Fredo CerasoNovember 13, 2010
    Try to sit in the corner seat (F`14) at the front of the house bar. From F14 u can see the whole bar and watch the barkeepers at their craft. Get deviled eggs and an Manhattan cocktail to off.
  • Emily L.
    Emily L.March 19, 2016
    Brunch here is so much fun! We ordered brunch taps style, since the serving size is smaller than the American standard. Reco: duck w/ potatoes + pancakes
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian Ramirez1 week ago
    Deliscous bespoke cocktails. Great service, food, can get crowded so best to go early in the day if you can.
  • steven m.
    steven marcusFebruary 1, 2013
    gotta be the best in town. cocktails low lights..prices a bit uppity but ok.i live in spain and when im in nyc its here for me
  • J. T.
    J. ThibodeauSeptember 28, 2011
    Order an "Old Fashioned" & ask that they use their recommended Rye whiskey! You won't regret! Great drinks, great atmosphere, & the bartenders actually know what they are doing.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RaoulFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best brunches on Smith St. Amazing baked eggs and bacon sampler. If they have brunch specials, always get them. And always order a cocktail.
  • I A.
    I AmosOctober 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    To hell with cocktails—the food is fantastic. The lamb burger, the bacon sampler, the roasted root vegetables, the fried chicken, the bread pudding, . . .
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyJuly 4, 2011
    Killer brunch! Baked eggs with truffles and leeks are delicious. Nice side of greens and perfect type of thick sour bread toast. Can't go wrong. I cleaned the plate.
  • Danika L.
    Danika LandersMarch 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The live jazz on Wednesday's is the best in the city (imo). The Slope is an excellent drink to sip whole listening to it!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Their summer menu includes amazing frozen cocktails, made with the same attention as their normal drinks.
  • Red & Brown
    Red & BrownMay 13, 2015
    Our favorite cocktail bar in Brooklyn has a great, comfortable atmosphere and extensive, classically inspired cocktail menu, grouped by style.
  • Amy J.
    Amy Jacobs3 weeks ago
    Love the cocktails and the devilled eggs. Try to get a comfy spot in the back behind the curtain.
  • Mashka
    MashkaOctober 3, 2015
    The drinks are close to perfection. Even those daiquiri ones. Not sweet! My fav is African Queen.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 21, 2013
    Order the seasonal Harvest punch, a medley of mulled apple cider, Martinique and Jamaican rums, Cognac and apple wheels.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MooreAugust 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic drinks, amazing mac & cheese (with bacon), outdoor seating, live jazz, and excellent service. This is the best place on Earth.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    If I had to choose only one bar in New York City, Clover Club would be it. They have fun Gilded Age-ish snacks and signature drinks, plus lots of champagne. -Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York C
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NFebruary 14, 2016
    I like it. Tasty dishes (especially the Brussels Sprouts) and nice cocktails. But I don't know about best. Service is a bit under par.
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KirschAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You think it's just a fancy cocktail bar, but the brunch is excellent. Skip the lines at Cafe Luluc and get the chorizo naked eggs. Good Bloody Mary too.
  • Perry A.
    Perry AzevedoDecember 20, 2014
    Order the Improved Whiskey Cocktail or their gin-based Clover Club. They also make the most amazing “mocktails” if you need to avoid alcohol.
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    love these cocktails. some of the best i've had. i like the improved whiskey cocktail. get the homemade chips app as well.
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezFebruary 14
    Such a classic. All cocktails are $13 and each one of them is fantastic. Try the seasonal offerings for something unusual.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome cocktails and small plates. Knowledgeable bar tenders. Try a dirty gin martini.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MishikNovember 28, 2011
    A great variety of cocktails and other unique mixes, nice setting. The only downside was they didn't honor the Foursquare special that was given for it.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelAugust 31, 2014
    Brunch is quite good. Try the baked eggs or fried chicken. As a bar, very good but usually so crowded you can't even get a drink.
  • David K.
    David KaplanDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a "We Got The Beet" - corny name, but great tasting. I think I'm even being a bit healthy.
  • Danika L.
    Danika LandersJune 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    They just switched up a few of the cocktails and the Pepper Martin is a killer summer cocktail. Nailed it.
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LongJune 15, 2014
    The Smash of the Titans is one of the best drinks I've ever tasted. Possibly THE best.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonMarch 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Exceptional gin martinis! Watch out for Zac 'the texan' Snider, he's voice alone will make you weak.
  • James S.
    James SocolSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The house cocktails are fantastic, pair with their rotating selection of oysters.
  • nycgo
    nycgoAugust 13, 2012
    A Victorian-style cocktail parlor named for an 1882 Philadelphia social club with pre-Prohibition-style cocktails. http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-cobble-hill/9
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    A Victorian-style cocktail parlor named for an 1882 Philadelphia social club with pre-Prohibition-style cocktails. http://www.nycgo.com/slideshows/must-see-cobble-hill/9
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    This new classics–focused venture is co-owned by Julie Reiner of Manhattan's renowned Flatiron Lounge. We suggest the Clover Club (gin, dry vermouth, lemon juice, raspberry syrup).
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CormackFebruary 6, 2016
    Amazing bacon tasting plate & dope bloody Mary's. Baked eggs were incredible.
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LiblingAugust 18, 2014
    Fabulous, small-menu brunch. Possibly best in city. Love the potato cakes and bread pudding. Cocktails also amazing.
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaApril 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Improved Whiskey Cocktail (rye, maraschino, absinthe and bitters) is flawless. Paired with a Lamb Burger, it's dinner.
  • Julia M.
    Julia M.September 1, 2015
    Relax and very nice place. Supposed to be one of the best cocktail bar in the world. I recommend the mint julep here
  • Peter W.
    Peter WoodmanAugust 26, 2013
    The Davy Jones' Locker and the Green Giant are the best two cocktails I've had. The Cobra Fang is a close third.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsAugust 6, 2014
    Excellent cocktails. Wasn't as crowded as I expected (good thing) but they seem particular about where you can stand and where you can sit
  • Vita G.
    Vita GeneralovaFebruary 10, 2015
    Great cocktails! One of the best steak tartares I've had in the city.
  • laura h.
    laura horakApril 1, 2014
    the chips cooked in duck fat w truffle creme fraiche are dangerously addictive!
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.
    Love this place! On Wednesday nights they have an authentic Jazz quintet! Cocktails are excellent and food delicious. Not to be missed.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Weekends get busy; we recommend weekdays in the early evening when you can sit at the bar and call bartender's choice. Read more
  • Liz G.
    Liz GAugust 8, 2014
    Delicious Mac n cheese and an extensive cocktail menu that includes classics along with frozen concoctions.
  • John D.
    John DuarteAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is astoundingly awesome! Every part if the experience rocks. Cocktails are the best in the world!
  • Hector
    HectorJune 21, 2015
    The cocktail bar all the rest in Brooklyn should be compared to. Authentic, cozy, and excellent service.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy Perez-CruzMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Things not to miss: Live parlor jazz Wednesday nights and one of the best brunches in the hood Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Nate S.
    Nate SaeteAugust 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You really need to come here twice. Once for brunch, and again on a Wednesday night for live jazz. Order a swizzle.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff ForbesJune 25, 2014
    The Green Swizzle - gin, falernum, lime, absinthe, soda, bitters. Delicious.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 21, 2014
    Choose your cocktail from a list of sub-categorized drinks. Punches, swizzles, and old classics will have even mixologists intrigued.
  • jeffrey a.
    jeffrey arnoldJanuary 20, 2016
    Food is solid! Everything tasty and well made. Drinks are very good but can verge on the sweet side.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    The 19th-century bar is neither pretentious nor stuffy. Try the Clover Club Cocktail - an old Philadelphia concoction made from gin, vermouth, lemon juice, raspberry syrup and egg whites. Read more
  • Meg L.
    Meg LewisOctober 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite cocktail bar in Brooklyn! Never disappointed with the quality of the drinks and the seasonal food menu.
  • Larissa F.
    Larissa FatseasOctober 31, 2013
    The lamb burger was ok but the band certainly made up all the difference. Great atmosphere fun place for cocktails
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 26, 2012
    Ask the bartender to make you something with sloe gin. Sit back. Watch magic being made. Drink and enjoy.
  • Gradie O.
    Gradie OakesOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The happy hour has Some great drinks for half off at the bar. Also some bar snacks. Best deal anywhere on Smith
  • Youngna P.
    Youngna ParkFebruary 25, 2011
    The Photo Finish is a little tart, a little sweet and just right. Also do yourself a favor and get an order of the sweet potato fries.
  • Esquire
    EsquireJanuary 31, 2011
    Congratulations, you have found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Clover Club is a grown-up bar for grown-ups, where "grown-up" doesn't mean "pretentious." Order the New York sour. It's great.
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondJuly 20, 2016
    Extensive cocktail menu with lots of seasonal ingredients and mixtures. Cool but pretty chill atmosphere.
  • MarieClaire
    MarieClaireNovember 17, 2010
    For Prohibition Style cocktails sans “speakeasy”-style pretension (read: long lines, no groups of more than four). Don’t forget to order the lamb burger. -Anna Maltby, MC Editor
  • Edgar C.
    Edgar CastilloFebruary 20
    Great selection of drinks, nice atmosphere, tasty brussel sprouts. Great first date spot!
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Fantastic brunch, even better cocktails and ample seating make this place worth the trek if you are a non-Brooklynite.
  • Jim T.
    Jim TrzaskaJune 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Queen's Park Swizzle is my new favorite summer cocktail thanks to this place! Try to get a spot in the back room if possible, salon seating and much nicer ambience.
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenAugust 30, 2016
    the green giant is so refreshing. muddled sugar snap peas are so yummy
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldSeptember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing cocktails. Amazing service. Beautiful space. Never a bad sip. Brace your credit card.
  • Martha
    MarthaNovember 3, 2014
    it goes without saying the cocktails are excellent. but food is delicious as well. go for both!
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid SaavedraAugust 4, 2013
    Try the baked eggs with truffle. Cocktails are great too
  • Lindon C.
    Lindon ChenSeptember 29, 2015
    amazing original cocktails and juleps
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerMay 5, 2012
    Overcome your hesitation and get the Green Giant. Super-tasty and refreshing. And yes, those are sugar snap peas.
  • Caro
    CaroFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the Tokyo Drift. It's not on the menu but they'll know what you're talking about. Japanese whiskey goodness
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