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Cozy Backyard Setting Framed with Brick and Ivy in Brooklyn

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Tumble toward the water on Greenpoint Avenue, and on the last block before Transmitter Park things get quieter and darker. It’s on this western edge you’ll notice a lure of blue-and-green globe string lights, trailing into a long swoop of reclaimed wood, and a bar backlit in gold. This is Grand Republic Cocktail Club. To be certain, this is a nautical bar, with details tastefully reinforced by low beams coiled in rope, compass clocks, prints and engravings of ships, sharks and octopi. But it’s no put-on or theme — GRCC is bartender Johnny Swet’s brainchild and baby, a loving manifestation of his years in the Navy, his affection for uncomplicated dive bars, and his appetite for skilled cocktails. Swet, also responsible for the cocktail programs at the Oscar Wilde Bar and Jimmy, brings a tide of tuned-up classics and innovations to please native tipplers — although avoid the truffle martini at all costs. For fresh-and-fruity-but-wintery, try the Bondsman, a brandy-and-cider concoction speared in cinnamon. For sunnier dreams, go for the dark, sweet Chicha Morada with tequila and fruity punch. For sunny days, there’s an ample backyard framed in brick and ivy.

Category and style

Bar/Club, Event Space

Americana/Anywhere America

Parking

Private parking for 2 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1000 sq ft

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Wifi

Features

Garden
Dark Wood Floor

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Location
Exact location provided after booking