No. 7 North
931 Manhattan Ave. between Java and Kent St., Greenpoint
What it is: An outpost of Fort Greene’s No. 7 Restaurant in Greenpoint which recently revamped from sub shop to bar.
Why we love it: No. 7 North is the best of its own worlds. It combines No. 7 Restaurant’s sophisticated and enthusiastic food choices; No. 7 Sub’s (of Ace Hotel and Plaza fame) coveted sandwiches; inventive cocktails of its own rite; and a solid beer selection. What may sound inaccessibly high-brow is just the opposite—drinks are cheap, food portions are sizable and in the words of operations manager Katherine Pangaro, craft cocktails are served by “bartenders wearing t-shirts, not suspenders.”
What to order: Grab a local draft if there’s one on tap (Newburgh Newburton IPA, perhaps) or pick a brew from the slightly more substantial bottle/can selection. Settle in for No. 7’s famous double-decker broccoli tacos and top it off with a craft cocktail for dessert.
Regular tip: Greenpoint hasn’t figured out No. 7 North is there yet, so it’s a good spot for finding space, going on an adult date or playing pool.