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Sip an "Etta James" at the candlelit Great Georgiana

Sip an “Etta James” at the candlelit Great Georgiana

The Great Georgiana
248 Dekalb Ave (at Vanderbilt)
Fort Greene

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What it is: Corner bar and eatery in the heart of Fort Greene.

Why we love it: The space is stunning, with exposed brick, wooden floors and a long zinc bar, elegant at night with candles and drooping white lights. It’s both an intimate spot for a date night—get cozy in one of the front window nooks and enjoy prime Dekalb Ave. people watching—and dancing with friends on regular DJ nites. In warmer months, lounge over bar snacks like “devils on horseback” and cocktails at the sidewalk tables.

What to order: The signature “Etta James” of barrel-aged gin, chamomile and lemon; or ask the bartender about the “daily cocktail.”  Beer-wise, two of the six draft lines are constantly rotating, or a $4 can of Modelo always hits the spot. The food menu ranges from cheese and charcuterie plates to comfort food classics like Shepherd’s Pie; let your appetite be your guide.

Regular tip: The bar is named after the migrant ship Georgiana of 1852 that traveled from co-owner Chris Connor’s native Glasgow, Scotland to co-owner Dominic Tracy’s hometown of Geelong, Australia, ending in a mutiny!

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