Doling out cocktails, local boutique beers and a big old list of red-hot wieners, I Know A Place is our kind of joint. Head past all the Brunswick Street action until you hit Alexander Parade, and make a left. Beneath a little yellow light lies the door to a venue with a serious split personality.
Inside, it’s a tiny room of dark leather, tasseled lamps and encyclopedias where they’re playing jazz for snifter swirling grown-up-good-times. Venture out back however, and you’ll find a big old concrete courtyard with multi-coloured party lights, metal tables and a huge street art mural by the Everfresh graffiti gang.
Beeline here for boozy Sunday sessions where DJs spin, NYC street dogs abound (your classic wiener, sauerkraut, ketchup and mustard combo) and the beers flow freely. On a quiet weeknight, we like to find a dark corner inside and give their cocktail list a nudge. It’s been re-done lately by Josh Crawford from EDV, and Rory Lim from Lily Blacks, and they’ve gone hell for leather on interesting gear. Feeling thrifty? Give the hot Bloody Mary a whirl. It like soup for alcoholics (aka dinner and a drink in one). Or how about a sake Sherry Cobbler? Sake, green tea syrup, peach and rhubarb bitters are served over a mess of crushed ice and topped with a jaunty fan of pear. It’s a tall glass of fresh, and awesome.
I Know a Place is a place you need to know.