photo credit: Alex Staniloff

Famous Last Words interior with candles lining the bar, colorful dim lighting, and people sitting at the bar on stools

Famous Last Words

Clinton Hill

$$$$Perfect For:Date NightDrinking Good CocktailsFirst/Early in the Game Dates

Famous Last Words feels somewhat like a typical Brooklyn bar where people go on dates and hang out in the backyard — only the whole place is painted in a Miami Vice color palette, and the bartenders put serious time and effort into making the tiki cocktails here. The team behind the now-closed Hanson Dry opened this bar in the same space, but even if you live in Clinton Hill, it’s possible you haven’t noticed it yet. (The only sign outside reads “Bar,” yet, confusingly, this establishment is not called Bar Bar.) Bring a casual date or a friend you haven’t seen in a while for a well-made negroni or a bright pink Dragonfruit Hurricane Helper.

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