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TROOST – Coffee by day, cocktails by night

It’s too hard for me to pick my favorite spot in New York. And narrowing it down to Brooklyn doesn’t make the task much easier. But if I had to make a list for each, TROOST would be near the top of both.

I love TROOST because if feels like a classic neighborhood bar. Everything about it represents the character of Greenpoint, once a¬†working-class neighborhood in northern Brooklyn. It’s warm and welcoming no matter the season – from the friendly staff to the weathered floorboards that creak to the cozy backyard garden.

During the day, it’s a comfy coffee shop where locals bring their laptops to enjoy a cup of La Colombe and free Wi-Fi.

At night, the Wi-Fi is switched off, the lights are dimmed and the spot becomes a low-key bar with live performances – often by local, Brooklyn-based groups. One of my¬†favorite nights spent here was listening to percussion instrumental covers of Stevie Nicks with Daniela D’Avanzo, a Spotter visiting from Rome.

Beer, wine and cocktails are on the menu – so there’s something for everybody – and all are affordable. I’m a gin and tonic man myself, but the Legs Akimbo (prosecco, bitters and a Demerara sugar cube) for $6 is a refreshing way to end the day.

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Details about this spot



1011 Manhattan Ave, New York

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00, Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00


Cocktail: US$ 10


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)