Night of Joy

BY CAILIN BURKE

I love a good New York City rooftop, but since they can be so pricy, it’s hard to go as much as you’d like. A had read a lot online about Night of Joy in Williamsburg and after I heard they had $6 cocktails during happy hour we had to go!

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It’s near McCarren Park in Brooklyn and just a short walk from the Lorimer Subway station. Their happy hour is from 5-8pm, but just a tip, they don’t open until 5 so no need to get there right when it starts! We went around 5:30 but by the time 7pm hit there was not one seat left outside! So now to the best part… the terrace! I think of it more as a pseudo rooftop, because it is kind of a roof but it’s only one story off of the ground.

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The way they decorate it though is beautiful! There are stringed lights, flowers, and plants everywhere and you feel like you are in a secret garden. The only thing that reminds you you’re still in Brooklyn is the big graffiti wall behind the bar which adds an edgy feel.

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Now for the drinks, we tried a bunch of them since Tara, our friend Katy, and I all got different choices. I think we agreed that the Orange Blossom Rum Lemonade was the favorite, while the Basil Lime Gin Gimlet and Rosemary and Ginger Bourbon were also really good. We also took a few sips of Katy’s Jalapeno and Black Currant Tequila as well as the Bisongrass, Vodka, Apple, and Goji Berries cocktail. The jalapeno one tasted a lot like a margarita to no surprise, while her second one tasted just like apple pie! All of them were pretty sweet, but the perfect little treat to have while spending a summer night on a rooftop garden.

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