Williamsburg's densely packed nightlife scene welcomes a new player this week with the opening of Kilo Bravo on Thursday. Kate Buenaflor, proprietor of Soft Spot opens her new bar on North 10th between Bedford and Driggs—just down the street from her original spot—with business parter Richard DeVore. The duo tapped an "all-American" theme for the new joint, with touches of rock'n'roll on the walls, hearty sandwiches and an around-the-States cocktail menu to match.
Cheekily named cocktails represent each of the 50 States like Hawaii's "Aloha Motherfucker," reminiscent of a blue Long Island Iced Tea, and the Moose Cocktail repping Alaska with bourbon, apricot brandy and Angostura bitters. The Bronx holds it down for New York with a drink made from gin, dry and sweet vermouths and orange juice, while the appropriately bleak The Turnpike—a doozy of four liquors and a slew of fruit juices—puts New Jersey in its place. If you're daring enough to drink all 50 within one year, the bar rewards you with a free drinks party.
To avoid tripping into a pothole, attempts at the Road Trip challenge should most definitely be fortified with some stick-to-your-ribs eats. To that end, the bar supplies sandwiches including the Heartland Sandwich with pulled beef, pickled pepper mayo and melted cheese on bread from nearby Northside Bakery. Also on the menu, a selection of grilled cheese sandwiches and other filling fare.
180 North 10th Street between Bedford and Driggs, website