Bar Guide 2015

Bars We Love: Get transcendental at The Emerson!

The Emerson.
The Emerson.

The Emerson
561 Myrtle Ave, Clinton Hill

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What it is: The Emerson transports you the moment you walk in to what they accurately describe as a glittering deco wonderland. Prepare to be confused about why you’ve never been there before.

Why we love it: This bar can accommodate any mood you are in, from a cheap beer and pool night to wine and an art show. While you could always pop in on your own or with a friend, The Emerson is a spacious bar that allows you to bring in a large group.

What to order: Choose from any one of its 12 draft beers, we are partial to the currently listed Ithaca Flower Power IPA. You could also stop in for their Monday through Friday happy hour from 4-7pm and order one of their drafts or well drinks for $2 off. Their cocktail list changes seasonally, using fresh ingredients such as mint and peaches from the backyard! But just like Ralph Waldo’s bust in the back room isn’t going anywhere, you’ll find signature “The Emerson” on the menu all year round: a refreshing concoction of gin, fresh ginger and mint, sour mix, topped off with prosecco.

Regular tip:  The bar hosts rotating nights for things like trivia, DJs, sports games, art openings, comedy, bingo and more.

The Emerson is a featured bar in the 2015 Cocktail Book, on sale now!

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  1. Great, chill bar.

    My only complaint is that for having 12 lines, their beer list is usually pretty limited. Largely only have IPAs, high-alcohol, or Belgian/wheat beers.

    Any time they have something smoother (darker ale, porter, amber, stout) it’s always sold out. (likely because they don’t have enough offerings of that style.)

    I’m never sure why bars feel the need to have more than 2-3 or IPAs.

    Otherwise I love this place. Bar tenders are always friendly.

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