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135 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11206 40.694897 -73.985522
nr. Johnson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
202-907-3372 Send to Phone

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Sun-Wed, 7pm-2am; Thu-Sat, 7pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

L at Montrose Ave.; J, M at Lorimer St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only


To find Featherweight, don’t search for a sign; instead, seek out a painted image of a boxer and his punching bag near Sweet Science, and then look down. It’s there you’ll find an unmarked black door. Go down the hallway, make your way up the small metal staircase, and you’ll discover a warm, intimate and welcoming cocktail bar that shows no signs of mixology pretension. Here, the lighting is dim but not overly dark and upbeat, new-age music keeps the atmosphere light; there are a few simple stools surrounding the wooden bar, a handful of small three-top tables and just a couple larger booth-style nooks carved out along the walls. There is a short menu of pre-designed drinks available (the Desdemona with Reposado tequila, Carpano Bianco and Suze is particularly delicious), but the Keep Calm and Carry On is truly the house specialty. Give the bartender some preferences and he’ll whip up a cocktail exactly to your liking while you munch on well-executed small snacks like olives and sweet nuts But vegetarians be warned, these delicious morsels are made with bacon.