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With both spacious indoor and outdoor seating, a huge beer list, and Jenga for every table, Spritzenhaus has quickly become the go-to place to catch a breeze on New York summer nights in Williamsburg. The variety of ales, wheats, lagers, bottled beer, Belgian styles, ciders, and even gluten-free options will make any microbrew fan happy, while wines and drinks such as the Greeenpoint (Hendrick’s gin, lime, and white cranberry juice) round out the selection for drinkers of all types.
For eats, Spritzenhaus’s menu offers a step-by-step process. Start with sausage—from venison or a rabbit-veal combo to an Argentinian beef flecked with rosemary and garlic—and add toppings. We like to keep it classic with the traditional bratwurst and sauerkraut. Throw in a side, either Belgian fries or Sigmund’s soft pretzel, and you have a deliciously NYC take on a casual German meal. And we didn’t even mention the addictive (and even a bit risky) dipping sauces, like peanut teriyaki, curry chili ketchup, or blue cheese bacon walnut mayo. For those staying in the city this Fourth, or for a relaxed spot to spend any summer evening, check out the modern beer garden of Spritzenhaus.
Quality over quantity, craft and consistency—we hear these words often but they truly mean the world to Sel Rrose. A New York City cocktail bar, at 173 Bowery on the corner of Delancey, the new outpost specializes in oysters and expertly-mixed drinks.
The creative menu’s origins are from its namesake Rrose Sélavy, Marcel Duchamp’s feminine alter ego, with cocktails inspired by the artist’s 1921 readymade perfume, Belle Haleine (“Breath Water”). Signature cocktails inventively pair creative ingredients without straying unrecognizable from classics, such as the French 27 consisting of lime, mesquite honey, thyme-infused Rhum Agricole, and champagne.
While the recent soft opening served up just oysters, the forthcoming kitchen menu will also include a full raw bar and French-leaning seafood, as well as a late-night bar menu. All housed in a setting that puts a modern, Bowery-grit twist on Paris’ Maison de Verre will make downtown nights out a little more mysterious and sexy—a welcome revival of the area’s edge, suited to the times.