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Barely Disfigured

257 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

This speakeasy in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, plays on the fact that there used to be a brothel at this address.

The owners used the history of this place to create a speakeasy. When you enter there is a winding bar crossing the main room, mixing modern furniture, neon signs with a prohibition touch.

But head towards the small bedroom at the back where there is a four-poster bed, fringed lamps, a few armchairs and a dim red light.

The cocktails here are excellent. We tested the Dirty Old Man (mezcal, chilli-infused Aperol and pineapple juice), George Washington’s Night Out (gin, kiwi, lemon and honey).

PLAN B: If you’re a little hungry, they serve oysters and planchettes.

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