231 Bedford Ave., at N. 4th St., Williamsburg; 718-218-7230
Like many things Brooklyn, this kitchen outfitter has a quirky selection (and, of course, a blog). Appropriate for the cocktail-nerd-heavy neighborhood, it also has an unusually deep supply of bartending tools: muddlers, jiggers, and strainers, plus harder-to-find items like bar mops and cocktail umbrellas. The store stocks three sizes of swing-topped bottles for making very professional-looking citrus vodka or lavender gin, and it carries a huge range of bitters, ranging from classic (whiskey-barrel aged) to innovative (rhubarb, Aztec chocolate).
Best Bartending Supplies
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).