Whiskey Town

by Craig Bridger, 11/28/2012

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  • The JakeWalk
    282 Smith St., 347-599-0294, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
    This smart, casually vintage Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens favorite (from the owners of cheese shop Stinky Bklyn and wine store Smith & Vine) may have been envisioned as a wine-and-cheese bar, but it's a bona fide whiskey joint, too. The JakeWalk houses more than 150 brown spirits (mostly scotch) and offers a range of palate-pleasing whiskey flights. Red-and-gold wallpaper, exposed brick and a giant bronze-wood-framed mirror all add to its shabby elegance. And one wall even opens to the sidewalk (and outdoor tables) on warm evenings. The scene is relaxed and grown-up—popular, but rarely crammed—and the seasonal cocktails and food are excellent, to boot.

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