Ginger’s Bar

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Ginger’s Bar. 363 Fifth Ave, between Fifth and Sixth streets in Park Slope. F/G or R train to Fourth Ave./9th St. (718) 788-0924. www.gingersbarbklyn.com. Open Mon–Thu, 5 pm–4 am; Sat, Sun, 2 pm–4 am.

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Hop Shop

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The Hop Shop. 121 Columbia St. between Kane and Degraw streets in the Columbia Street Waterfront District. F/G train to Bergen. (718) 852–2184. www.thehopshopbrooklyn.com. Open Mon–Thu, 5 pm–midnight; Fri, 5 pm–2 am; Sat, noon–2 am, Sun, noon-midnight.

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King Tai Bar

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King Tai Bar. 1095 Bergen St. at Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights. A/C train to Nostrand. (718) 513–1025. www.kingtaibar.com. Open Mon–Thu, 5 pm–2 am; Fri, 5 pm–4 am; Sat, 3 pm–4 am; Sun, 3 pm–2 am.

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June

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June. 231 Court St. between Warren and Baltic streets in Cobble Hill. F/G train to Bergen St. (917) 909–0434. www.junebk.com. Open Sun–Thu, 5:30 pm–midnight; Fri, Sat, 5:30 pm–1 am.

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Threes Brewing

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Threes Brewing. 333 Douglass St., between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus. R train to Union. (718) 522–2110. www.threesbrewing.com. Open Mon–Thu, 4 pm–2 am; Fri, 4 pm–4 am, Sat, noon–4 am, Sun, noon–2 am.

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Cartoon Cocktails: Florodora

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The book quoted here is Imbibe, by David Wondrich, who helped me track down the original article for this story! The book just came out in a new edition. Buy a copy here:

The drink also inspired this amazing poem, published in the New York Evening World on July 3, 1901:

Oh, siren of the summer drinks!
A pale rose in the shattered ice
Glows like the cheek of that sweet minx
Who names this drink of paradise.

Of raspberries their syrup soul
From tender fruit most tender nursed
And fragrant lime that reach the goal
And make a blessing of a thirst.

Oh, don’t forget the Plymouth gin
That makes of water merry jest-
Its pale and weak and soulless twin
That never stirred my lady’s breast.

And ice! Oh cool refreshing mass!
Oh grateful music to the ear!
Crushed, shattered powdered in the glass,
A grateful frozen poem there.

Then ale of ginger on the top-
Instinct with life and knows its biz-
That leaps out with a regal pop
As though it were the real old fizz.

Lo, crimson Venus that we hath!
The heartless cherry, sweetly nice
Fresh from a Maraschino bath
To rest upon a couch of ice.

A slice of orange, disc of gold.
The crowning glory of the float;
The drinks complete and smoking cold
And ready for the arid throat

To you, sweet “Florodora” maid,
Who caused this summer’s blessing make,
I drink the tipple in the shade
And bless you for it, Susie Drake.

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Butter & Scotch

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Butter and Scotch. 818 Franklin Ave. between Eastern Parkway and Union Street in Crown Heights. C train or Shuttle to Franklin Ave. (347) 350–8899. www.butterandscotch.com. Open Mon–Thu, 5 pm–midnight; Fri, 5 pm–2 am; Sat, 10 am–2 am; Sun, 10 am–midnight.

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Still Life with Hot Toddy Potential

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It’s still hot toddy weather in New York! This print will debut next week at the MoCCA Art Festival in Manhattan! It’ll be for sale here soon!

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Supporting Bar Scrawl

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Hi folks! As the comic says, I’m asking for a little help! If you want to support Bar Scrawl, you can do so by clicking through to my Patreon page! It’s like a voluntary subscription service: the comic is always going to be free, but if you sign up for a small monthly donation, you can help it going! Anyone who signs up for $6 a month or more (the cost of a pint of beer!) also gets behind-the-scenes extras – unused sketches, process drawings, and things that I couldn’t fit into the strip.

If you can’t afford it, don’t worry! But if you know someone who might like Bar Scrawl as much as you do, please let them know about it!

More details over here at www.patreon.com/barscrawl. Check it out! Thanks!

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Livingston Manor

Livingston Manor is the latest sign of changes happening in Downtown Brooklyn. It serves craft beer and cocktails like the Rhyme Thyme, with apricot-infused rye whiskey, lemon, and thyme. The former bodega is now an on-trend spot with exposed brick and reclaimed wood panels. On Friday night it was packed with well-heeled customers. A Ketel-One and tonic! Sorry - Grey Goose okay? Plus a couple in the bathroom. Do I want to know what they were doing in there? My guess is: cocaine.

Livingston Manor. 42 Hoyt St., between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets in Downtown Brooklyn. A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, or 2/3 to Hoyt. (347) 987-3292. www.livingstonmanorbk.com. Open Sun–Thu, 3 pm–2:30 am; Fri, Sat, 3 pm–4 am.

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