Open for events only - check website for calendar.
2pm-8pm; specials vary
R at Union St.
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Just what Gowanus needs to further fuel its revitalization: an eco-bar/gallery/performance space with vintage cocktails. Located on an industrial block between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens, the space spans over 6,000 square feet and includes a landscaped courtyard, an industrial outer room lined with the works of local artists, and a fully equipped concert space to host local bands. The eco-touches include sound walls made from recycled tires, a bar constructed of salvaged bowling lanes, and wind-power energy. The cocktail menu, created by a mixologist from wd~50 (where co-owner Scott Koshnoodi was a former chef), is all vintage and chic—the Lavender Sour pays homage to the canal’s purplish hue and the Slippery Slope is a nice double entendre, full of real Cherry Heering. Come when the weather is nice, and Koshnoodi will even grill you up a hot dog.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.