The Facts
NAME: Grand Republic Cocktail Club
IT'S: A cocktail bar in Greenpoint

18-12-2017

OPENED: December 18th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Johnny Swet (JIMMY at The James, Oscar Wilde)
LOCATION: Brooklyn
ADDRESS: 19 Greenpoint Avenue, NY 11222
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Nassau Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Sunday, 5pm–2am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 347 689 3860; Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Grand Republic Cocktail Club

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Grand Republic Cocktail Club is a new cocktail bar, open now in Greenpoint.

The bar is the latest venture from cocktail master Johnny Swet (JIMMY at The James, Oscar Wilde), and it’s named after a steam ship that called the neighboring Greenpoint Dock its home.

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The Spot:

In addition to owning and creating the menu for GRCC, Johnny also did the interior design – we love a man who’s hard-working. The interior is all smooth grays and reclaimed wood, with vintage tattoo art and Navy-themed photographs, all in a homage to the Naval history of Greenpoint (and Johnny’s own, as a former Navy man).

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The Drinks:

The cocktail menu is divided in two sections. Show Some Respect includes classics like the Cognac French 75, the GRCC Collins, Just A Damn Good Old Fashioned (well, it’s in the name), and the Filthy Dirty Martini. There are also new takes – you can get a Mezcal Old Fashioned (Bahez Mezcal, agave, Hellfire bitters and charred jalapeño), a Gin Salty Dog (gin, lavender bitters, grapefruit and sea salt) and something called Navy Grog (Brugal rums, the Kracken, Fallernum, pineapple and nutmeg), which sounds like it might put hairs on your chest.

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The New Frontier category contains GRCC’s signature drinks, including a Coconut Caipirinha (avua plata cachacha, muddled limes and coconut purée), Black Gin & Celery Tonic (carbon-infused gin, celery bitters, tonic and lemon), and – described to us as ‘the only drink made with chocolate that isn’t sweet’ – the Smoke Over Brooklyn, made with Bahez Mezcal, smoked dark chocolate, cinnamon elixir, orange bitters and a pinch of salt. We’ll have two, thanks.

There are also shots and chasers, worth ordering just for the names – we’ll have an Attack of the Kracken: a Kracken rum shot with a pineapple beer chaser – and some low ABV selections.

The Damage:

Cocktails will set you back $13 or $14, with low ABV drinks a couple dollars less and shots and chasers $10.

In a Nutshell:

The cocktails here are serious business – Johnny’s cocktail pedigree is something to be reckoned with – but designed with a fun and creative edge, and we’re impressed with the Navy theming and strong flavors. You can’t say no to a menu that has the Kracken on it more than once, can you?

The Facts
NAME: Grand Republic Cocktail Club
IT'S: A cocktail bar in Greenpoint

18-12-2017

OPENED: December 18th, 2017
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Johnny Swet (JIMMY at The James, Oscar Wilde)
LOCATION: Brooklyn
ADDRESS: 19 Greenpoint Avenue, NY 11222
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Nassau Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Monday–Sunday, 5pm–2am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 347 689 3860; Email: [email protected]
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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