180 West St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
- Neighborhood: Greenpoint
- Phone: 347-987-3666
"I'd like to think of it as a bar with a consciousness for food," Tarlow says. "As opposed to a small plates restaurant." To wit: there's barely a kitchen, but Achilles Heel sells food sourced from its sister restaurants and shops, including pâté, rillettes, and liverwurst from Marlow & Daughters.
To drink, the Reynard, Marlow & Sons, and Diner restaurateur is pouring low-sulfate natural wines and a variety of rum cocktails, including a Hemingway daiquiri. Achilles Heel also has a menu of what Tarlow calls "Morning Highballs," which essentially means that those who work the late-late shift, perhaps even on the waterfront, can now treat themselves to an Aperol Spritz or a Harvey Wallbanger at breakfast time, just like Brando should have done in On the Waterfront.
Mon-Fri, 2pm-2am Sat-Sun, 12pm-2am
$2 oysters, $5 drafts, $8 wine and $9 Fernet Old Fashions Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays