Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Oulu
170 N 4th St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.715694 -73.958742
A Little Slice of Swank – This place is such a welcome addition to a neighborhood dotted with cookie-cutter grimy hole-in-the wall type of places. It's so warm and cozy inside yet spacious enough to breathe. I always come here to relax, spend time with friends and always enjoy myself. It's such a blessing to have a nice, upscale place without pretense in this neighborhood. There's no jukebox nor pool table in here - thank God!
Secret Gem – I live the in the area and had heard a little bit about this place, but had not been (and really was not sure where it was.) Then after another drunken evening I had passed by it and realized it was right next to the San Loco (which I go to a lot!) So finally went in the other day and had a great time. Beautiful space and I did not have elbows in my side and beers spilled all over me. The bartender (i forget her name) is very cool and made me and my friend some good stiff drinks.
We had a great night and i was definitely happy to actually be the first of my friends to discover something new in the neighborhood for a change. I will be back and would certainly recommend.
Great addition to the burg – Beautiful decor, bartenders super nice and down to earth- not pretentious at all and make great drinks. Love the indie music.
Not quite hitting on all cylinders – The one time I went to this bar, it was oddly empty on a Friday night. It's an ok space, the grass wall outside is pretty nifty, and the bartenders were sweet, but there's something a little off about it. Odd that there were no beers on tap, and the music was a truly unbearable 80s sampler. Also, it's kind of odd that the owners have never been to the Finish town its named after. With a few tweaks, this could be a fun spot.
Trendy New Bar – Stopped by this bar for a couple of drinks and was impressed. Looks like they've put a lot of attention to the decor, and the drinks were well made. Would recommend if you are looking for a nice, trendy place to have a drink.
This eco-chic lounge woos Williamsburg's environmentalists and cocktail connoisseurs alike. – In Short
Inside and out, this posh cocktail den (named for a city in Finland) is both stylish and sustainable. Approximately 35 panels of soil, each planted with green succulents, are screwed into the bar's facade, creating a vertical garden. Behind a glass garage door, the walls are swathed in curvaceous slats of warm-colored wood that was harvested from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. At the bar, low-wattage bare bulbs hang overhead, and mixologists stir up such inventive cocktails as the Victorian--gin mixed with Earl Grey tea and apple juice.
Hits: Classy cocktails, friendly bartenders and gorgeous design make this a great date spot, while the roomy interior is also well-suited for a group gathering.
Misses: A truly eco-friendly bar wouldn't be quite so well-stocked, as importing booze increases its carbon footprint, but Oulu offers Hanger One and other call brands instead of relying on locally made beers, wine and liquor.
nicest bar in the burg – This place is great: the interior is beautiful, the people who work there are friendly (when a friend and I were the first people there, talking, they noticed and turned down the music), and the drinks are really good (the bartender stirs instead of shakes his martinis and manhattans, and the menu features some more adventurous and well-appointed drinks). This is a good addition to the neighborhood, appropriate for an after-work drink or a larger gathering of friends.
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