You’ll find them come this weekend at Roofers Union, a gloriously carnivorous spot from the folks behind Ripple.
So this building once housed the Reef. And it looks, well, nothing like that anymore. Out are the fish tanks. In are framed invoices for roofing work, a farm windmill on the wall and a pegboard full of contractors’ coveralls. And yeah, barn wood.
The street level is cocktail-focused, and it’s a good place to start one of those let’s not plan, let’s just see where this thing goes kind of nights. You’ll find twists on classics here, like a French 75 with pine liqueur and rosemary. Also: small bites like rice balls stuffed with trotters.
If you’d like... more of that, head upstairs to the dining room. Grab a window table overlooking 18th Street and start investigating the steak frites, the andouille corn dogs and the 22 beers (including two casks).
And you remember the rooftop here. Don’t worry, it’ll be open again come spring, when you’ll find slushies and large-format drinks.
Until then, just order two small-format drinks.