"a neighborhood bar worth traveling to"
Brooklyn Social is the original Smith Street cocktail bar, in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.
Serving up classic drinks and a vintage vibe to the discerning denizens of Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and Red Hook, BK Social celebrates the history of South Brooklyn and its Italian American Roots.
Located in the former Society Riposto, a private Sicilian Club, we opened the doors to the public in 2004, and have been a great place for cocktails, beer, and panini nightly ever since.
Behind a nondescript facade step into a preserved vintage club, where members only used to sip grappa, play cards, socialize.
Many pictures of the original members, dating back to the 1920's, still line the walls, and their antique clock still hangs above the curved deco bar, ticking away the hours till closing time.
Our delicious cocktails are simple twists on classics, like the Brooklyn, the Ginger Old Fashioned, the Fellini.
Or, belly up to the wood and our expert barmen can craft you anything you like.
We also have cold beer on draught, Peroni in a bottle, and a selection of Italian wines.
Tuck into a cozy corner booth, enjoy our outdoor patio, shoot some pool in our back room, or spin some old gems on our jukebox. If you're hungry, order up a hot pressed sandwich.