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Henry Public, New York

United States

Our new guide to A Brooklyn Bar For All Reasons traverses the city across the river, uncovering bars for every state of mind. We’ll be giving you a few samplers over the next few days, just to give you taste for it.

Henry Public is a small tavern that takes inspiration from 19th-century Brooklyn. Among period portraits displayed is one of local newspaperman/poet Walt Whitman. A zinc bar, plank floors, enameled walls salvaged from an upstate butcher, wooden booths and fireplace all add up to a warm, inviting temporary respite from the tumult of our present era. The evident care and attention to detail extend to the drink offerings, and both the oysters and turkey leg sandwich earn their reputations as first-rate. No television, no nonsense, and the music can range from country to soul to jump blues.

Henry Public
329 Henry Street (at Atlantic Ave), Brooklyn 11201
Tel: 718 852 8630
Mon-Thu: 5pm-2am; Fri: 5pm-4am; Sun: 11am-2am 

Photos by Dan Hallman; written by Jon Hammer and Karen McBurnie of Grade "A" Fancy Magazine, essential reading for the Gothamite with an appetite 

Published 8 September 2014

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