23. Paper Crane Lounge


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This charming little lounge tucked in an alcove above the highly celebrated restaurant Staplehouse feels more like a Brooklyn living room than a bar in the classic sense. There’s not even an actual bar; a bartender works from behind a beautifully weathered table loaded with intriguing bottles, which contributes to the homey feel of the place. The drinks come with cryptic names and little indication of specific ingredients. Anything can be tailored to reflect your mood and alcohol preference, and all of it pairs superbly with the abbreviated menu on offer from esteemed chef Ryan Smith. If you can’t get a reservation downstairs, this is the next best thing. 541 Edgewood Avenue, 404-524-5005, instagram.com/papercranelounge