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221 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (347) 987-3260, United States
Leyenda Bar in Brooklyn NYC
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Romantic, Great cocktails

This Latin-influenced cocktail bar from award-winning bartender Ivy Mix takes the same nuanced approach to mixology as Clover Club, its sister spot across the street, but with a decidedly south-of-the-border flair. It's only two years old, but has already racked up an impressive list of accolades: Last year, it was named one of the best bars in America by Esquire and one of the 50 best bars in New York City by Time Out. You can't go wrong with any of the cocktails, but La Sonambula—jalapeño-infused tequila blanco, lemon, chamomile, mole, and Peychaud's—is a solid adventurous-yet-approachable entry point for the uninitiated. And come hungry: chef Sue Torres' assortment of Latin and South American staples like pupusas and empanadas can hold their own against any drink on the menu.

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