Photos: Kevin Lapsley
Philomena’s, a new artisanal cocktail lounge, is set to open in East Williamsburg early next month. Founded by Kyle O’Brien, the co-founder of The Late Late, Hotel Chantelle and Den Hospitality, Philomena's will serve as a a welcoming spot for cocktails, beer, and wine along with shareable bites.
Offerings will center around the cocktail menu crafted by Beverage Director Kyle Dailey (Tao Group, Quality Branded, Il Mulino) with a focus on unique carved and infused ice cubes. Fat-washed spirits and sweet-meets-spicy flavor combinations will be evident in drinks like, Felix (mezcal, expressed orange, and a cucumber-lime-tajin ice cube), Aileen (tequila blanco, guava, lime, cointreau, habanero ice cube), and Philomena (prosecco, watermelon rose ice cube).
The cocktails are being paired with light, shareable bites prepared in partnership with Williamsburg eatery, Pomp & Circumstance. They include bar snacks and dips, such as hummus and duck liver mousse served with toasted semolina pita.
The bar’s name pays homage to co-founders Kyle and Sean O’Brien’s Great Aunt Philomena who was known as the "life of the party." Philomena’s will be open seven days a week for dinner, with 75 indoor seats.
Philomena’s is located at 790 Grand Street in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
For more information, visit philomenasbar.com