By Chef Eli Sussman

 Photograph courtesy of Duck Duck

Photograph courtesy of Duck Duck

7pm | My Favorite Time of Day

My favorite time of day in Brooklyn is at 7pm during the weekday. It is just when it is starting to get a little bit darker, when day is transitioning into night at dusk in Brooklyn. I like to get a drink with a friend or roommate and I think it is a really great time. The bars are still pretty empty, so you can have a conversation at a normal level. You almost get the bar to yourself before everyone overflows inside.

At 7pm, I like to go to Duck Duck in Williamsburg; it is sort of my home bar. I also like to go to The Drink and The Levee.

 Photograph courtesy of The Drink

Photograph courtesy of The Drink

I really like The Drink. It's a dump, but I'm always attracted to bars that have indoor and outdoor seating. The Drink isn't pretentious; you can get cocktails, but you can also get a bunch of beers or shots. I don’t want to ever go to a high-end cocktail bar where it is dark and in a basement. I want to go to a place where they welcome you with open arms and it is fun and inviting.

 Photograph courtesy of The Levee

Photograph courtesy of The Levee

I love The Levee because it is a perfect dicey-type bar with cheap, strong drinks. They have games to play with your friends. They have big booths. You can get very lost in the Levee. You can spend the whole day hanging out and it feels like a club house. They are never going to change it for anyone. They do their own thing and if you don’t like it, you can go somewhere else.


DUCK DUCK BAR
161 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
T: 347.799.1449
 | www.duckduckbar.com

THE DRINK
228 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206
T: 718.782.8463
 | thedrinkbrooklyn.com

THE LEVEE
212 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
T: 718.218.8787
 | theleveenyc.com


Chef Eli Sussman

 Chef Eli Sussman | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Chef Eli Sussman | Photo Credit: Find. Eat. Drink.

Eli and his brother Max have joined forces as co-chefs at Ruschmeyer's in Montauk. They also opened up a shawarma spot, Samesa, at the Berg'n beer hall in Brookyln. He previously worked at Mile End Deli.

RUSCHMEYER'S
161 2nd House Road, Montauk, NY 11954
T: 631.668.2877 
| www.chelseahotels.com

SAMESA
899 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238
www.bergn.com


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