No need to fly across the country to a tropical paradise, because one just opened up in Brooklyn!
That’s right, your new favorite cocktail bar is an urban jungle on the roof of the McCarren Hotel in Williamsburg! Serving vacation vibes all year round, this rooftop bar offers island-inspired cocktails and cuisine. Led by their beverage director Crystal Chase, with experience in New York, Massachusetts, San Francisco, and Hawai’i, Talk Story has some of the top talent in NYC lined up on their team.
The name “Talk Story” comes from a Hawaiian phrase about “hanging out and creating memories,” and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing when you visit! Take in the skyline views while sipping a luxurious cocktail that will make you feel like summer never ended.
Their cocktail list includes fun names like “Through The Bamboo” featuring Absolut elyx vodka, lemon, pickled peach, fino sherry, white port, and spices, “Skinny Dip” with el gobernador pisco, watermelon, lime leaf, yuzu, and egg white, and their famous “Talk Story” with dewar’s illegal smooth scotch, nixa elote liquer, plantation pineapple rum, and tiki bitters. The variety of delicious drinks seems never ending and they even offer mocktails for a non-alcoholic version to enjoy.
Highlighting flavors from across South America, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and more, their food menu offers dishes like frito miso seasonal vegetables, shrimp ceviche, yellowtail crudo crispy quinoa, “general tso’s” chicken lettuce leaf, and handrolls featuring the daily catch.
Talk Story believes in sustainability and chooses their partners with similar values. The rooftop finds luxury in quality, healthy ingredients and is determined to bring that luxury to you. According to their website “[they] are responding to the seismic shifts in our industry by developing food and beverage programs that are portable to suit different venues and expandable in catering to customers on the curbside, al fresco, or at home.”
Their global fare, cocktails and atmosphere are sure to have you feeling like your on summer vacation, the plane might just be the subway this time around!
featured image source: Facebook/Talkstoryrooftop