A Saloon Turns Back the Clock

Hounds are settling comfortably into Henry Public, a brand-new/old-school watering hole in Cobble Hill. jmh loves the hamburger, made from grass-fed beef ground in-house. EJC (who prefers Waterfront Ale House for burgers) thinks snackish small plates—marrow bone, radishes with salted butter, house-made juniper pickles—are the way to go. There’s also been tantalizing talk of aebleskivers, the Danish pancakes that are an occasional hound obsession, known here as Wilkinsons.

But Henry Public, like its sister bar Brooklyn Social, sounds as if it’s less about food and more about drinks, including cocktails like the Eagle’s Dream (gin, lemon, egg white, sugar, crème de violette). The owners turned back the clock, transforming a former TV repair shop into a 19th-century saloon, and it works. “You would think it had always been a pub,” says jmh.

Henry Public [Cobble Hill]
329 Henry Street (between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street), Brooklyn
718-852-8630

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