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Excelsior

390 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215 | Park Slope | 718-832-1599

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For those unaware, Excelsior ("Ever higher!") has taken New Yorkas state motto for its name. This liquor-serving incarnation of the slogan boasts an expansive, lush outside space with plastic flamingos. Play a few classics on the jukebox, which had Echo and the Bunnymen, the Psychedelic Furs, and INXS, and quaff a fresh, extra boozy ("Ever drunker!") margarita served in a tall pilsner glass. Most of the primarily button-down-shirt-and-khaki-clad bargoers seemed, not surprisingly, to live nearby, judging from the presence of several dogs, who wove among the bar stools and tables begging for a pat on the head.


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