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Hotel Delmano

82 Berry St., Brooklyn, NY, 11211
nr. N. 9th St.
718-387-1945

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8
"Recommended"

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83% would go back.

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LOVE IT

By mariamuoz on 8/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

AMAZING GREAT COCKTAILS GREAT BAR SCENE THE PLACE SMELLS SO GOOD! BEST BARTENDERS BEST ABSINTHE SO SO FOOD GREAT DECOR GREAT IN THE WINTER ROMANTIC PERFECT FOR FIRST DATES SUNDAY NIGHTS ARE THE BEST YOU WILL LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! ALL-TIME FAVORITE

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31 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

grumpsters

By YesItookthetimetodothis on 8/25/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

beautiful bar and great cocktails. everything has the 'period correctness' of all the other restaurants/bars these days...speakeasy feeling...definitely a place for Manhattanites; however, the attitude of the wait staff really stands out as the most defining aspect. and that sucks. it's one thing to be nonchalant but when your job is to serve people in a bar, is that too much to ask? i'll go back until something better arrives in northern brooklyn.

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63 out of 123 people found this review helpful.

Love and hate

By sarahf on 11/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The drinks are delicious and expensive, and the atmosphere is incredible. But the service is particularly awful. They're very pushy and they disappear for extended periods. It's a popular spot, so expect a wait. They aren't into using standing-room, so if there's not a table open, they take your name and hope you wait outside. In comparison to a restaurant of similar cost, appeal, and location, the staff at this bar is so rude it's bizarre. I suggest going during the week rather than during the weekend rush, but the weekday staff has a tendency to ignore you entirely.

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101 out of 205 people found this review helpful.

Great spot!

By andyweitzel on 6/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We celebrated my birthday at Monkey Town, one of my favorite Billyburg spots for many years. After some transcendental meditation, we made our way to Hotel Delmano. I am a big fan of speakeasies and heard this place qualified. The spot appeared closed as the front gate was up. Deliberate? Some dude dressed in suspenders was hanging out at the side door looking straight out of the 30s. He broke character and immediately accommodated the six of us. The drinks were excellent. The decor was beautiful. The scene was low key. Although I rarely make it out of Manhattan, my next visit to BK will surely include Hotel Delmano.

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115 out of 236 people found this review helpful.

great bar and drinks

By iluvfoodandwine on 12/18/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

great selection of all different types of drinks to suit all needs-hipsters and not so hip-but watch out for the hot pipes that they have all over the bar against the walls because they do get very very hot. i burned my hand a few weeks ago by just grazing it and the blister just went away. i may be scarred for life. put some cushion or rope covers on those pipes!!!!!!!!

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96 out of 196 people found this review helpful.

Good cocktails, with a dose of that hipster attitude ~

By delikado on 7/27/2008

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

We finally made our way to Hotel Delmano on a late Saturday afternoon, and although the cocktails were indeed delicious, the staff's attitude was a bit tedious. Everyone always talks about (complains about?) the hipster holier-than-thou attitude that supposedly pervades every establishment in Williamsburg, but despite having visited most of the area's bars and restaurants, we never got a taste of it...until we came to Hotel Delmano. From the minute we inquired about the absinthe fountain sitting on the bar (we had never seen one before!), our server apparently thought we were too ignorant to be bothered with. Maybe he was having a bad day, but considering how hard it is to find a good cocktail in the city, it's unfortunate that it has to come with a side of attitude.

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