Achilles Heel, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

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Achilles Heel, Greenpoint, New York: From Old Seaman’s Bar to Cozy Neighborhood Hotspot

5 January 2014
Photo credit: Achilles Heel, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

Cute little bar in Greenpoint? Definitely Achilles Heel!

Oh how I like Greenpoint… It’s is becoming the new Williamsburg they say. Well, hopefully it will stay like this for a long time. But openings like these are a sign that a neighborhood will become more popular (if it isn’t somewhat already, like in this case).

If you’re in Greenpoint and looking for a nice little bar then I’d definitely recommend going to Achilles Heel. On a corner where you wouldn’t expect it there’s this old seaman’s bar which is now a classic neighborhood gem. The interior is all made of wood and white plastered walls. The cozy atmosphere makes this a spot where I can hang for hours and hours. There are also not many places where you’ll find a working burning stove where you can cuddle and warm up! How great is that for a cold winters’ day right?
I think this is a perfect place for a beer and some delicious snacks on the side like oysters, pretzels, beef jerkey (spicy!) and some cheeses. And that’s exactly what we just ordered. Apparently they also sell scones, croissants and coffee in the afternoon.
They staff is super relaxed and makes sure everybody is having a good time at this hip spot.

As Achilles Heel is part of “The Tarlow Collective” (Andrew Tarlow: he’s also the brains behind more cool Brooklyn eateries like Marlow and Sons, Reynard, Diner) you’d expect quality, a great decor and good service. And that’s exactly what Achilles Heel is all about. Smart move Mister Tarlow, smart move…
We’ll be back for more!

Back and burning stove Achilles Heel Greenpoint New York
Name: Achilles Heel
Address: 180 West Street
Neighborhood: Greenpoint, New York
Perfect for: Snuggling up in front of a burning stove fire, Saturday afternoon drinks with oysters
Price level: Average (oysters more than average: $3.25 p.p!)

PS: more hotspots are in the New York Little Black Book. A city guide to New York with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Every week I will post new adventures on Your Little Black Book so stay tuned for the latest gems I spotted!

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