And now its proprietors, Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy, have created Diamond Reef, a much larger, more whimsical cocktail spot with a menu and frozen cocktails. It’ll be open soon on the Crown Heights/Bed-Stuy border.
This is a large place. A neighborhood place that’ll have a backyard that’s open late. It’ll be possible to obtain food there once that backyard is operational. Expect a food truck doling out grilled skewers. But since backyards are impractical right now, you’ll have to settle for a spacious, palm-tree-wallpapered, palm-tree-having indoor area with wraparound teal banquettes and bar stools.
As for the drinks, it’s notable that the legendary Penicillin comes in frozen form. A few other frozen cocktails will also exist. In the not-frozen category, they’ve created some new cocktails, one of which is blue. That’s the Old Firm, a curaçao cocktail based in cognac and blanc vermouth (it’s in the slideshow along with a few other drinks). And all of these will be on an actual menu.