Cornelius

(Now Closed)
Whisky Bar$$$$
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
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  • James L.
    James LaurentiAugust 29, 2011
    The only bar on Vanderbilt that I know of where you can order Fernet Branca and Chartreuse (maybe at Weather Up too?). Great liquor selection. The food is great too. Get their massive tasty burger!
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyOctober 23, 2012
    Undeniably the best dollar oyster happy hour in the city, and if you’re not an oyster lover, their vast selection of craft brews and artisan cocktails will win you over.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JordanJanuary 22, 2011
    So the oysters, wine and staff cannot be beat! But recently they changed their menu (which used to be awesome and tasty) to a bar food menu... :-( I am hoping the owners realize this was a mistake!
  • Paras S.
    Paras ShahJuly 1, 2012
    The oyster happy hour is dope. $1 deliciousness. We had 9 each plus the bacon mac & cheese, and some frosty beers. Perfect for a hot day.
  • Emily Y.
    Emily YeagerJuly 8, 2012
    $1 Oysters until 8pm daily (Sat/Sun until 6pm). Try the Crown Cocktail: bourbon, maraschino, bitters & absinthe. Strong & delicious.
  • Corban R.
    Corban RhodesMarch 3, 2011
    Lots of good food, and contrary to comments, I have gotten the 4sq special recently. The grilled cheese though is subpar. The apples arencaramelized and there isn't enough cheese to hold it together
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 19, 2013
    Cornelius is one of those great neighborhood bars that just gets even better because it has a $1 oyster happy hour.
  • Brian Y.
    Brian YoungFebruary 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 Oysters and $4 drafts during happy hour - slurp! The oysters are usually Blue Points, and they always have an interesting selection of beers on tap. Cocktails are generally tasty, too.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FlanaganNovember 3, 2012
    Awesome atmosphere! The chef use to be a composor and has a great sense of southern flavors. Gumbo
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.September 26, 2012
    Blue Point oysters are $1 all day (open at 5 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on weekends)
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammDecember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great cocktails without the pretension. Dinner here is good too; I had the fish special with sea bass and butternut squash risotto.
  • Tom A.
    Tom AdamsDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything Chris makes in the kitchen is great. Ask Matt to Make you a Sazerac.
  • AGM
    AGMNovember 24, 2012
    Like the oyster happy hours. Great beer selection and nice drinks.
  • Dave
    DaveJuly 22, 2011
    Try the Duck Ruben. It's fantastic. There's also always a great new selection of beers on tap.
  • Nichelle S.
    Nichelle StephensJune 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For brunch, order the "Hangtown Fry". It is the bacon oyster business!
  • Mary W.
    Mary WoodsJune 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the macaroni and cheese with or without bacon, fabulous
  • Gabe D.
    Gabe DoroszSeptember 5, 2011
    Oysters, oysters, and more oysters. Killer prices, underrated food.
  • BrooklynMuseum
    BrooklynMuseumDecember 11, 2009
    Staff Pick! Richard (Membership): As in Vanderbilt?... Clubby and friendly old world charm abounds. You can always count on the American standard fare.
  • Djuana S.
    Djuana StoakleyAugust 15, 2011
    Known for oysters & whiskey, the margaritas are tasty too.
  • Reginald M.
    Reginald MceachernMay 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the burger house ground blend fresh and juicy
  • Claire S.
    Claire SextonAugust 19, 2010
    great cocktail menu & everything I ate there was awesome. $1 oysters at happy hour!
  • David S.
    David SequeiraJune 26, 2010
    Good beer. Good liquer selection. Good food. Oyster happy hour.... How can you go wrong???
  • Dan W.
    Dan WoodwardSeptember 29, 2010
    Had the deanston 12 year and a burger. Deanston was light and smooth, hint of smoke and a little sweet.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SaksFebruary 21, 2010
    I love the Kentucky Saint cocktail. Also, they make one of the finest sazeracs I've ever had.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BorsicsJune 18, 2012
    In the land of $2.50 oysters, you can get a nice dozen here for closer to $20.
  • Chelesse M.
    Chelesse MartinSeptember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The oysters are delish! Fresh and clean!
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan ReidApril 2, 2010
    On Monday or Wednesday ask for a Bourbon Bangkok or a Rosarito you will not be disappointed
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BoozJanuary 3, 2011
    Crispy flat bread at the bar. Truffled goat cheese FTW
  • BULLDOG Gin
    BULLDOG GinMay 7, 2012
    Meet your tonic's new best friend. BULLDOG Dry London Gin is found here.
  • Bianca O.
    Bianca OrlandoMay 5, 2012
    Happy Our and 1 pillar oysters every day until 8@.!
  • iAM K.
    iAM KMcOctober 6, 2012
    Be sure to get an old fashion
  • Sage
    SageNovember 11, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the mac and cheese and ask for "extra bacon." Also get a perfect rye Manhattan.
  • Somer P.
    Somer PerezApril 25, 2010
    Billy is the best bartender here - go when he is there or ask for him!
  • Errol A. A.
    Errol A. Adams, J.D., M.L.S.February 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters from the West Coast are great...
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconMarch 15, 2012
    Happy hour for oyster 1 dollar!
  • David M.
    $14 FOR A STINKINKING BURGER? U NUTS BETTER HAVE THE PEPTO READY!ITD TAKE ME ALL NIGHT 2 EAT THAT
  • Frank B.
    Frank BonomoJanuary 29, 2010
    Ask them to play Dido. Because for the last two hours that's all they've been playing. They have Dido you didn't even knew existed.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥February 10, 2014
    Good Scotch and oysters
  • Luisa F.
    Luisa FernandaApril 2, 2012
    The free shot offer is 2 years old:(
  • Kari G.
    Kari GrayFebruary 28, 2011
    Oysters and drunk chicks. Can't go wrong.
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey From Lush LifeMay 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    They have the Pappy 15 yr. and Vintage Rye 23 year. Drink both before your palate is shot.
  • BrooklynMuseum
    BrooklynMuseumDecember 11, 2009
    Staff Pick! Kathy (Curatorial): They make a great mac n' cheese with bacon.
  • Adam H. G.
    Adam H. GrahamApril 22, 2010
    great oyster happy hour, $1 oyster...
  • Zach L.
    Zach LinderAugust 15, 2011
    $1 blue points all day everyday.
  • Court K.
    Court KleinJanuary 7, 2010
    To warm up in winter, try the hot toddy with whiskey.
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonFebruary 4, 2013
    Oyster extravaganza!
  • Shane J.
    Shane JeromeMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The molten chocolate cake is very goodm
  • Sivan V.
    Sivan VigderApril 5, 2010
    Monday $1 Oysters all Night. Read more
  • Micah W.
    Micah WalterJanuary 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    BYO Space Heater
  • Chobc I.
    Chobc IngsrisawangJanuary 2, 2011
    Nice Place
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