Bar LunÀtico

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75 Solid

Music is the main draw here, and bar staff will make sure you know that.

486 Halsey St., Brooklyn, NY, 11233


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The lowdown

Bar LunÀtico could be a standout bar for the cocktail menu alone. The seductive Shewolf is bitter, floral, and tangy, with small-batch Petal & Thorn vermouth accented by celery bitters. The Oaxacan Negroni subs mezcal and three kinds of amari for gin and Campari. (Note the separate list of of mezcals and amari that can be ordered for sipping in flights or singles.) But the rustic space — with peeling paint, exposed tin ceilings and ice-cream-parlor-style bar seats — is also packed six nights a week with music fans enjoying intimate live shows on the tiny stage upfront (a recent month saw a Bill Withers tribute band and Brazilian jazz vocalist Sarah Cabral). The food menu is ambitious, too: not only elk meatballs for dinner but also coddled eggs for brunch, breakfast pastries, and fried grasshoppers as a bar snack.

What you need to know

Insider Tips There’s no cover for the music, but they suggest a $10 donation to the musicians.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized