Mon-Fri, 7am-4am; Sat, 8am-4am; Sun, 8am-midnight
noon-8pm; half price on all house cocktails, half price on rail drinks/cocktails
B, D at Grand St.; J, Z at Bowery
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This unassuming, almost understated bar manages to do both artisanal cocktails and high-end coffee with a friendly, make-it-your-own hangout vibe. The style is classic European cafe, with Old World bric-a-brac lining the shelves, fans grinding away in the corners, and an enormous cabinet containing shakers, swizzle sticks, and other drink-making accoutrements. But there’s no attitude here, and the hand-made cocktails make for a potent liquor delivery system. Coffee service ends at 5 p.m., so you’ll have to arrive early to enjoy individually brewed cups from Little City, Brooklyn Roasting Company, Counter Culture, and more. There are no beers on tap, but the bar’s generous 8-hour happy hour knocks half of the price off their signature cocktails, which you can also take to the small patio out front.Coffee Service
Until 5pm daily, the Randolph offers a handful of coffee cocktails, such as the Death in the Morning (iced coffee and soda spiked with yellow chartreuse, tequila, and absinthe).
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