Dram

EAT

Mixologists Tonia Guffey and Jeff Hazell of Dram - Brooklyn, NY

177 South Fourth Street
New York, NY 11211
(718) 486-3726
www.drambar.com
Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-4am; Fri-Sat 4pm-4am; Sun 4pm-2am

The doors, windows, and arms are wide open at Dram, Williamsburg’s laid-back answer to the post-speakeasy era bar. The space is a clean open box of wood and light, a life-size diorama of savvy, happy Brooklyn imbibing. And while the atmosphere here might be more casual than your average cocktail den, behind the bar, the drinks are as serious as they get. Indeed, recent tastings with Tonia Guffey and Jeffrey Hazell confirmed Dram’s reputation as a bartender’s bar, complete with a passion for bespoke cocktail prep and a pervasive case of Fernet-o-philia—not to mention a shared love for the misunderstood Swizzle. Cocktails range from twists on classics to far-out innovations; Hazell’s Corner of the Sky layers fruit and delicate heat into the icy rum backbone of the Swizzle, while Guffey’s King Medicine nimbly mixes varied flavors—vegetal, fruity, spicy, smoky—to incredible, memorable success.

Recommended Dishes:
  • King Medicine: Blanco Tequila, Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Pineapple, Lime, Rosemary, and Hellfire Bitters
  • Corner of the Sky: Banks 5 Island Blended White Rum, Lime Juice, Orgeat, Blackberry Syrup, Ginger Syrup, Angostura Bitters, and Mint

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