Cooking & Entertaining

Brooklyn Bar Bites: Great Dishes and Cocktails from New York's Food Mecca

This lively cookbook celebrates Brooklyn’s happening bar culture—from the mixologists who craft classic and original cocktails to the talented chefs who create delicious dishes made with fresh-from-the-market ingredients to accompany the drinks. Brooklyn Bar Bites covers the offerings of the current crop of popular neighborhood bars, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. A variety of classic and inventive cocktails from Brooklyn’s best bartenders—from a Classic Old Fashioned to a Kimchi Bloody Mary—are showcased. The accompanying dishes range from simple bar snacks, sandwiches, and crostini to small plates. Recipes include Grilled Scallop Ceviche, Ricotta Crostini, and Southern-Style Crispy Pimento Cheese. This entertaining cookbook is also filled with anecdotes about the eateries and their locales. Among the bars featured are the Long Island Bar, a once-gritty riverfront joint that is now an elegant cocktail lounge; Clover Club, with its old-world speakeasy vibe; and Williamsburg’s chic Maison Premiere, known for its oyster bar happy hour and absinthe cocktail menu. With stunning food and location photography, Brooklyn Bar Bites is the perfect companion for food lovers and a must for home mixologists.

About The Author

Brooklyn-based Barbara Scott-Goodman is an author, food writer, and designer. She has authored many books including Wine Bites and The Beach House Cookbook. Her original recipes have been included in such cookbooks as Bon Appétit’s Fast, Easy, Fresh and The New York Cookbook, as well as in numerous publications including Bon Appetit. J

Jennifer May’s photographs have appeared in many cookbooks including The Chelsea Market Cookbook, and Susan Feniger’s Street Food, as well as in such publications as Bon Appétit and Food & Wine.

  • Publish Date: March 29, 2016
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Entertaining
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8 x 8
  • Pages: 192
  • US Price: $29.95
  • CDN Price: $29.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4825-6


"Brooklyn Bar Bites covers the offerings of the current crop of popular neighborhood bars, cocktail lounges, and restaurants. . . With stunning food and location photography, Brooklyn Bar Bites is the perfect companion for food lovers and a must for home mixologists."

"Not for hipsters only, Brooklyn Bar Bites uses the vibrant bar food scene of Brooklyn as a jumping-off point for recipes to be enjoyed by the rest of us. . . Broken down by establishment, I find the sense of neighborhood strong on the pages of the book. There are some seriously beautiful back bars pictured in here. You will be hungry and thirsty as you page through Brooklyn Bar Bites." 

"You'll want to put a copy of Brooklyn Bar Bites in your tote bag or in your glovebox in the car. The book covers a dozen neighborhoods in the borough. It'll take you several trips to even begin to explore everything. And, I suspect, you are going to be doubling back sometimes. There are irresistible drinks and bites offered here. . . Satisfaction is guaranteed."
-i-D Magazine 

"You'll surely be impressed by this book. . . Bargara offers tours far and wide of Brooklyn bars serving the best in bar food. In fact, to make this book there was one high hurdle: the food had to be damn good. A bar can have a grand mixologist and make you smile as you sip, but it takes a very special combination of people and talent to have superior booze and food ready for you. . . Brooklyn is so big, you could get lost in its maze of neighborhoods and diagonal streets. You need a superior guide and here it is in Brooklyn Bar Bites."

"This is a charming, fun, and completely useful book: Useful for anyone who lives in Brooklyn or crosses the bridge to drink, eat, and celebrate the whole vibe of this food-centric borough and wants a new and reliable road map. . . . The photography by Jennifer May is outstanding, not just of the food and drink but also in how it captures the vibe of a place." -THE CITY COOK

Author Bookshelf: Barbara Scott-Goodman

Author Bookshelf: Jennifer May