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Try a sherry cobbler or a New York sour—classics for a reason—or inquire about a favorite. Although it’s been popping up on tourist guides with increasing frequency, The Rum House still feels cozy and welcoming—a proper respite from the madness of Times Square.
Rum, rum, and more rum: You want a “daiquiri your way” (classic, dark, pineapple-tinged or Hemingway-esque) or an extravagantly coconutty riff on the Piña Colada called “The Escape.” For fun, look for obscure rums, such as the buttery Zafra Master’s Reserve.
This Williamsburg standby is renowned for its cocktail program, oyster happy hour, and general Southern Gothic vibe.
The light, which pours in, is made for Instagram, and you’ll see brunchers taking full advantage of it. There’s a whole separate menu devoted to absinthe cocktails, a real vintage drip in-house, and barkeeps who know what they’re doing with it all.
There’s a short, smart wine list, but most are here for the cocktails, such as El Scorcho, a mescal-rum number spiked with pineapple and lime, or the Banana Bread, which mingles Scotch with banana, sea salt, sherry, and walnut liqueur.
The Eddy is a haven in a storm of roving bachelorette parties and bros doing shots—all white-washed brick, dark wood, dim lighting, and a happy murmur among its grateful regulars.
Brews are locally sourced and tasty, and the non-absinthe drinks shine, too.