Trading Places


Here’s one obvious gimmick we wholeheartedly support: “reverse” happy hour.
Park Slope bistro Bar Toto eschews the conventional 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for drink specials when it really counts—that
precious timeframe from midnight to 2 a.m. Neighborhood regulars can
supplement Toto’s savory made-to-order pizzas and titan-sized panini burgers
with $4 well cocktails and $4 pints of choice brews like Stella and

In the chillier months Toto is limiting this bargain to weekends, but expect
it seven days a week come springtime. Not a bad way to start off a chill,
cheap evening in the ‘hood before heading out to nearby Royale, Buttermilk, or Bar 4.

Here’s hoping this sweet deal on booze catches on with Fifth and Seventh
Avenue bars too . . . ‘course we harbor no fantasies with it taking flight
across the bridge.