Cocktail Bar and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • The experts at Village Voice and The Corcoran Group recommend this place
    • Village Voice
    • The Corcoran Group
  • Laura C.
    "... can't go wrong with bartender's choice"(10 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "Go off menu with the bartender’s selection, or try the Loose Noose!"(3 Tips)
    Catríona L.
    "Delicious hot toddies in skulls mugs"(3 Tips)
    "Get The Grace Kelly with wings- poetic, lovely and delicious."(2 Tips)
150 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • grace kelly with wings
  • good for dates
  • skulls mugs
  • loose noose
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  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 3, 2015
    Summer Negroni; The negroni gets an upgrade that's just right for the soon-to-come heat. Aperol and Dolin Blanc vermouth mixed with Beefeater gin & Cocchi Americano, and garnished with grapefruit. Read more
  • Doug P.
    Doug PfefferMarch 30, 2013
    DO NOT help yourself to the popcorn jar that is right in the place where you'd think you can help yourself to popcorn, out of the big nice jar with the big inviting handle. The dudes will flip out.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 17, 2011
    If you’re a cocktail novice, then this is your place. If you’re an expert, this is ALSO your place. Go off menu with the bartender’s selection, or try the Loose Noose!
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJune 8, 2015
    Simple cocktail bar with light fare and a good variety of drink options. The charm of it is probably that there is limited seating and the design of the interior is top notch. No fries.
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AireySeptember 12, 2013
    If you are into Quality craft cocktails, this is a must-visit. Tonya is an excellent, talented mixologist. Go with a classic or bartenders choice - it doesn't matter it will be good.
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxJanuary 7, 2015
    Forgot to mention the melt in your mouth goodness from the confit wings. Even with the sauce they still obtain an awesome crunch and a melt in your mouth texture#confitconnoisseurs
  • Clemente C.
    Clemente CuevasMarch 29, 2015
    Incredible cocktail bar in Williamsburg. Awesome value, never had a cocktail I didn't love from them. Bartenders genuinely care about serving amazing drinks and you'll be glad they do.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Dram's cocktail list features flavorful house specialties that typically incorporate an unusual ingredient or creative combination while showing respect for the classic recipes. Read more
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxJanuary 6, 2015
    The confit buffalo wings are a must!!!! Literally culinary masterminds at their best. The meatballs are velvety and light on the pallet.
  • David J.
    David Jalbert-GagnierMarch 24, 2012
    Go Bartender's choice. Be happy you did. Also, beyond the spirit and shaken or spirit forward, feel free to indicate other preferences to the bartender. For instance, herbal, bitter or citrusy.
  • John C.
    Mr. Disco Punch is a drink large enough for two, but tasty enough for one. Highly recommend the Sleep Off Summer for a smooth Mezcal/Pineapple combo. Good atmosphere.
  • Abner A.
    Abner AcevesFebruary 1, 2015
    Really chill and laid back spot. Delicious cocktails, stick with the "cocktail of the night". Not much food options but Pies n' Thighs is right next door!
  • Precious C.
    Precious CoxJanuary 6, 2015
    Bartender's Choice is the way to go if you're unsure of what to sip on. They take care of the rest!
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 30, 2010
    We recommend you order the “North Garden,” an-off-the-menu concoction - aromatic bitters, Scotch, bourbon, apple brandy, sugar - that tastes like Scotch on MDMA. Also at Death & Company this summer. Read more
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FazDecember 31, 2013
    Great environment and delicious cocktails- we asked the bartender to make something off the menu of his choice and we were not disappointed!
  • Dipsology
    DipsologyJuly 31, 2012
    You can try the classic, the Hemingway, or the Boukman Daiquiri - with cognac and cinnamon - at this great neighborhood spot in Wburg.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    Well crafted cocktails served up here. If you don't know what you want, the bartenders will make something for you: http://bit.ly/1fqJQFU
  • Robert P.
    Robert PucciMay 15, 2012
    Tanya makes the best cocktails. Right now she's making "Autumn in Jersey" a bitch's brew of Lairds Bonded Applejack, Lemon, Orgeat (almond syrup) and Bitters. She must be a Ranger fan.
  • Scout R.
    Scout RoseSeptember 22, 2013
    Well-crafted cocktails that aren't overly sweet. The big open windows created the a perfect ambiance for an early fall evening.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaMarch 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great cocktails and movie projector! Go the adventurous route and get the bartenders choice.
  • Larissa W.
    Larissa WocherJuly 11, 2011
    Great overall vibe, delicious creative cocktails, but the bartender's arrogant hipster attitude makes me want to never come back. And I live across the street.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoJune 30, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely try a bartenders choice, and try to get Jeff to make it. He's the best. Oh. And crack pretzels. Yum.
  • Pratheeksha K.
    Pratheeksha KSMarch 5, 2016
    Great cocktails, they were showing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on screen. That did it for me. Will definitely revisit
  • Catríona L.
    Delicious hot toddies in skulls mugs with the veggie option of olives and delicious truffle sourdough washed down with argentine red.
  • Suri R.
    Suri RFebruary 23, 2011
    Get their $9 - you won't get better bang for your buck anywhere else in the city (which is not to say their more expensive cocktails are worth the money).
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Best cocktails in NYC. Ask Jeff to go off menu. You won't be disappointed.
  • Marielle D.
    Marielle DoradoOctober 18, 2014
    Stay Gold, Pony Boy is my fave cocktail. Nice & sweet and named from a fave book of mine.
  • Mahatmaz
    MahatmazMay 15, 2011
    For agave spirit lovers, try the Pierde Almas Tobala, expensive but well worth each and every penny and then some
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMarch 30, 2016
    Very nice bar in Williamsburg. Has an awesome chill atmosphere.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniDecember 6, 2015
    Decent cocktail bar just a short walk from Marcy. Good beer drafts as well.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMarch 30, 2016
    Has a nice level of intimacy. Has comfortable couches and you converse easily.
  • Allison B.
    Allison BaylesJanuary 31, 2015
    Their version of a hot toddy with Fernet and Creme de Cacaco makes it pleasantly mint/chocolatey
  • nora w.
    nora walkerJuly 19, 2010
    PIMMS CUP = AMAZING! Ambiance is also great. Come relax here after you stuff yourself at pies n thighs (it's across the street)
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JarrettJune 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Overproof bourbon/cognac juleps, old-fashioned on freaking massive pieces of sculptor ice, frosty as hell daiquiris. $9-10. Cheap. Back that up with a can of beer for $4. You need a drink. Trust.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChinFebruary 25, 2012
    Cocktail menu changes seasonally but you can't go wrong with bartender's choice
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The best cocktails are mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila!
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiOctober 5, 2015
    Good cocktails and place to grab a drink while waiting for pies and thighs.
  • Cory S.
    Cory SNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The movies are for the bartenders. Shut up, turn around and enjoy. Then, drink and tip heavily. Solid drinks for strange times.
  • Miu M.
    Miu MiuJune 12, 2012
    The Sweet Ave Swizzler is the perfect combo of unique, delicious, & strong.. :D
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BagelsFebruary 22, 2016
    Quality ingredients and creative cocktails, cozy space too
  • aSiandeLite
    aSiandeLiteMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great drinks and bartenders. The only place that makes my dark n stormy the way I like it..
  • Kurt J.
    Kurt JeskeJuly 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing tiki drinks. Get a zombie and be sure to have it lit on fire
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Bar snacks like tikka masala popcorn and "crack" pretzels are seriously addictive. Read more
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmJanuary 5
    Best cocktail bar in Brooklyn? I think so.
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloSeptember 15, 2015
    Get a bartender's choice tiki drink. They have the perfect ice.
  • Heli L.
    Heli L.July 11, 2013
    "Bartender's Choice" for sure. Their choice is to ignore the customers, the customers choice is to ignore the tip.
  • Amy W.
    Amy WangSeptember 28, 2014
    Go for bartenders choice and order the meatball!!!! Yuuuum
  • Todd M.
    Todd McKinneyJuly 23, 2010
    They have Vodka now, if that's what you're in to. Just have them make you a drink with your spirit of choice.
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenMay 27, 2013
    Order a Tom Collins on a warm night and ease into your evening.
  • Rachel U.
    Rachel UrbelisApril 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Fucking excellent cocktails. Great people. No one needs vodka thanks to the fantastic, experienced, and amazing bar staff. Pfffft.
  • Nicole
    NicoleMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great crowd, consistently good service, amazing drinks.
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayMay 26, 2015
    The C.R.E.A.M is delightful and unexpectedly tastes exactly what it sounds like
  • Christine L.
    Christine LiangJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't lay your eyes off Frank, the owner and bartender. He has the best cocktail shaking moves around.
  • Chase T.
    Chase TurnerFebruary 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do bartender's choice. Do it a few times and you'll usually get a buyback.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerOctober 18, 2016
    Cool vibes and strong drinks. Warning: service was extremely slow, even when the bar was mostly empty. Bring your patience.
  • Meredith M.
    Meredith McManusMay 27, 2012
    $4 Narragansett cans + delicious charcuterie platter
  • Jen K.
    Jen KungFebruary 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    OMG I love this place!! great cocktails and decor and they're playing grimes = love.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Enjoy a cocktail mixed here with Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila!
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham December 22, 2010
    You can grab a fancy drink like the bastard but the classics are just as good
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CalvinApril 25, 2014
    Go into the bathroom and say Dale Cooper three times. You won't be disappointed!
  • Jason M.
    Jason MerhautMay 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool new cocktail bar in the hood with some really good small plate foods too. Read more
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 12, 2016
    When you visit Dram, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Share a cocktail with Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila here!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesMarch 30, 2016
    Has a projector playing movies which is pretty awesome.
  • Aaron
    AaronFebruary 2, 2013
    there is only one bathroom here for guys and girls to share so that kinda sucks, but everything else is pretty good.
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiOctober 11, 2011
    The only place on earth that makes Branca Menta delicious. Drink!
  • Arjumand B.
    Arjumand BonhommeNovember 11, 2015
    Bartenders choice (teenage riot) with bourbon was just ok. Beer menu was super solid.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    The Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Dram!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BirnbaumMay 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Yum! Some sort of special drink tonight called 'LA SALOPE JOYEUSE'! Total score!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerDecember 9, 2015
    Surprisingly good whiskey sour here. Impressive.
  • Lawrence H.
    Lawrence HApril 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The drinks on the menu are amazing
  • Nicole
    NicoleMay 12, 2013
    Get The Grace Kelly with wings- poetic, lovely and delicious.
  • Dusty S.
    Dusty St. AmandJuly 21, 2011
    Reba's 86 was a blast. Definitely get the pimento cheese.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy SavlenAugust 19, 2011
    Don't get any signature cocktails. They're, like, five ounces at most.
  • Vinnie M.
    Vinnie MaffeaApril 27, 2014
    Order a drink. See if they actually bring you one.
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DocuNovember 12, 2011
    Do try the Molly Pitcher. Delicious!
  • Lindsay
    LindsaySeptember 4, 2011
    Nice for a quaint warm evenings. Chill. Good apps
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanApril 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the space. Love the drinks.
  • Kenneth B.
    Kenneth BingNovember 29, 2014
    Very atmospheric , and the cocktails strong.
  • David F.
    David FreerksenNovember 26, 2015
    Great cocktails and bartenders.
  • Tatiana O.
    Tatiana OrlovJanuary 18, 2012
    oaxaca old-fashioned. smoky. delicious.
  • Ish C.
    Ish CuebasMay 10, 2016
    Order the bartender's surprise.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCFebruary 13, 2011
    Bless them for the new small plates food menu. Good stuff.
  • Marta B.
    Marta BarensfeldFebruary 5, 2012
    Get the martini with pickled shallots
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Dram, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Debra A.
    Debra AndersonMay 26, 2011
    Get the Old Maid you won't be disappointed.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BJuly 1, 2013
    I like these cocktails. you will too.
  • Alina B.
    Alina BNovember 27, 2012
    Grilled cheese, worth the $8
  • Liz C.
    Liz CahillMarch 6, 2011
    The crushed ice has a weird after taste in the cocktails
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Come to Dram and ask for Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • Ave
    AveMarch 2, 2013
    Love vibe sans stinky cheese
  • Teresa G.
    Teresa GreenleesJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Damn Gina. This playlist is awesome.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillSeptember 20, 2014
    Very good cocktails.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldJanuary 4, 2015
    don't be scared of the industrial steel shutters
  • joanne
    joanneApril 2, 2010
    pick a liquor and let the rest of your fate rest in their capable hands. it elicits more smiles that way.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PFebruary 29, 2016
    Fine. Good selection of beers
  • Johanna P.
    Johanna PerezMarch 19, 2012
    Soft shell crab to die for!!
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronDecember 13, 2011
    Come here for a few drinks before dinner next door at the equally-awesome Traif.
  • Mia M.
    Mia MillerJuly 27, 2013
    Grace Kelly With Wings Love it!
  • Kim G.
    Kim GorodeJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order an old fashioned and pretend you're don draper.
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