Honeycomb is Park Slope’s newest listening bar serving cocktails, spirits, beer, wine, and the perfect playlist courtesy of a curated vinyl collection.
Complete with serious speakeasy vibes, the bar is modeled in the style of traditional Tokyo jazz kissa lounges–cafés that specialize in the playing and appreciation of recorded jazz music, however Honeycomb isn’t limiting visitors to just jazz. The music here spans many genres, and entire albums are played during the week while local DJ’s take control of the reigns on weekends.
According to Grub Street, owner Jon Carlson came up with the idea for the bar after finding a vintage Japanese stereo in his storage unit. He wanted to challenge the culture of a typical NYC bar, in which the music is typically randomized. The audio lounge will slow down the listening experience, allowing guests to get a taste of Tokyo tradition.
Guests can sip on drinks from a full cocktail menu, choosing from original craft cocktails or opting for one of the bar’s many artisanal mezcals or whiskeys, which, according to Carlson, are “best taken neat or with a rock.” A light snack menu will be coming soon.
Carlson told Grub Street he’s already experienced a lot of enthusiasm from Park Slope locals, and, giving the uniqueness of the new spot, we’re sure it’s bound to be a hit.
Tuck into the Honeycomb for a drink and listening adventure Tuesday-Friday 5p.m. – 12a.m., and Saturdays and Sundays 4p.m. – 12a.m. Extended late night hours are coming soon.
Honeycomb is located at 74 Fifth Avenue, at St. Marks Ave. You can keep up with them on Instagram here.