The owner of Clinton Hill bar Hot Bird has opened a speakeasy-style cocktail bar called Pelican at 382 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, on the corner of Hancock. The owner, who lives in the neighborhood, designed much of the bar himself over a two-year period. There’s a small bar–only four seats–accompanied by cozy seating nooks and a big window looking out onto the street. It’s still in soft-opening mode (and accepting cash only), but more artwork and decor will go up in the coming weeks.
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If you’ve been to Hot Bird this spot is much smaller and more intimate. And while Hot Bird is more beer focused, Pelican offers a variety of cocktails priced between $9-10. Check out the current offerings on the menu below.
There’s no food, though the manager said they may explore pop-up food opportunities in the future. He also noted that the commercial space across the street is slated for some new restaurants, including a Thai spot.
Pelican is looking to get the word out that they’re open, and will be in full-force opening mode in the coming weeks! Check out more shots of the interior and the drinks at the bar’s Instagram.