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220 Conover St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.677128 -74.015356
nr. Coffey St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-225-0147 Send to Phone

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    8 out of 10


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  • Scene: After Work, DJ, Live Music, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Notable Beer Selection, Romantic, Waterfront
Photo by Elliot Black

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Tue-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 10am-1am; Sun, 10am-midnight; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Smith-9th Sts.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


Just steps from the final stop of Red Hook’s 77 bus, near the junction of the known world and the New York harbor, is the stately Botanica. A standout in this still-growing neighborhood, Botanica’s floor-to-ceiling doors, $12 cocktails, and rare-beer lineup beckons far-Brooklyn pioneers like an understated Siren. The bar’s specialty drinks run the gamut of fruit combos, and the smooth absinthe blends lend themselves to Hemingway-type overindulgence. Meat and cheese plates and light northern Italian fare is forthcoming, but the drink menu alone does a fine job of complementing the Old World vibe; the owners modeled the place after the lounge of a bourgeois Venetian hotel, and the front room’s royal chandelier comes from the Glass City itself. For far-flung city folk debating the trek's merits, a free water taxi runs into the late evening courtesy of that mass-market king of convenience: IKEA.