Bars we love: Have fun with cocktails at Dick & Jane’s Bar!

Settle in for some cocktails at the darkly-lit romantic Dick & Jane's

Settle in for some cocktails at the darkly-lit, romantic Dick & Jane’s

Dick & Jane’s Bar
266 Adelphi St. (Dekalb and Willoughby)
Fort Greene

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What it is: Fort Greene’s neighborhood speakeasy housed in a garage bar is a darkly-lit den of delicious libations.

Why we love it: It feels hidden and cozy, an ideal spot to take a date before or after dinner, or just to duck out of the sun at the end of the day. Down-to-earth bartenders are dedicated to crafting inventive, fresh cocktails, but without any tired mixologist pretense, making you feel at home and well-sated. They play vinyl on Tuesdays.

What to order:  Pick your poison of cocktails made with a range of spirits from spicy pisco to lavender vodka (both house-infused). They switch up the drinks seasonally, so check for new selections made with fresh juices and house-made syrups every few months or so. Cool off this spring with the “Steve McQueen,” a gin and elderflower refresher finished with a dash of cayenne, or go hard with majority-alcohol “Fort Greene” that combines rye, rum, chartreuse, and sweet vermouth.  Two $5 beers grace the menu with their presence, but they are solid choices—Tiger Lager from Singapore and Shiner Bock, a favorite of Texas-born manager Issac Flores—and a small selection of $10 wines.

Regular tip: Legend has it the tiny space once served as a horse stable way back when.

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