PLAN DATE: TUES / AUG. 7
First, start off with dinner at 21 Greenpoint. Located right on the East River, owner and head chef Homer Murray doesn’t refer to his menu as New American, but “New New York City,” referring to his undying love for the Big Apple. That love shows up in every facet of this place, from the locally sourced meat, veggies, and seafood (we counted 72 different suppliers) and quirky design accents (like multicolored stained glass panels and distressed plastered walls) to the indoor garden patio aesthetic with skylights, natural hues, and wild vegetation suspended from the ceiling. As for the menu options we recommend, the Wild Boar Lettuce Cups make a great starter and the Gemelli with bacon and kale-jalapeno pesto makes a great entree.
Next, head to The Moonlight Mile, a Greenpoint whiskey bar rocking a modern aesthetic (with sage green subway tile, exposed iron pipes, and caged pendant lights), while still maintaining one classic whiskey bar touch: its old-fashioned jukebox. With over 200 American whiskeys and a creative selection of craft cocktails (the White Walker isn’t just delicious, but perfect for anyone needing a solid GoT fix), The Moonlight Mile is the perfect whiskey-based nightcap.
21 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
idk tip: This is more of a fun fact, than a tip, but Greenpoint 21 is owned by Bill Murray’s son. In fact, the actor even tended bar during the grand opening.
The Moonlight Mile
200 Franklin Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: The wall art comes courtesy of local artists, so ask the bartender for the artists’ names if you like what you see. Then be sure to follow them on Instagram.