NU Hotel Brooklyn updates food, cocktail menus

The sidewalk patio at NU Hotel Brooklyn is open daily.

Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge, NU Hotel Brooklyn’s on-site bar, lounge and sidewalk patio, celebrates summer with an expanded menu featuring light bites inspired by the neighborhood along with an updated selection of signature cocktails, local beer and wine. NU Hotel partnered with a number of Brooklyn-based food-and-beverage artisans in developing the new menu, which also further cultivates the bar’s regionally-focused beer, wine and spirit options. At the same time, Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge is offering a daily summer happy hour.

“The addition of great local food really elevates Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge to the next level. At NU Hotel, we are always trying to find new ways to connect with and promote our amazing neighborhood, the new lite bites and drinks menu is another outlet for us to curate the best of Brooklyn for our guests and customers,” Hiram Negron, regional senior director of operations for HHM NYC, said in a statement. “We welcome more than just our guests of the hotel, Misdemeanor Bar & Lounge is a great neighborhood spot for locals to grab a drink before a game at Barclays Center or on the way home from work.”

The menu focuses on simple, classic and satisfying fare that is best enjoyed with a drink in hand. Emphasizing high-quality and locally produced ingredients, the menu is sophisticated but not fussy or stuffy, just like Brooklyn. Menu highlights include pimento cheese spread from Stinky BKLYN, a local cheese company in walking distance from NU Hotel that is served with pretzels and beef sliders topped with blue cheese and bacon from Paisanos Meat Market, a family-run butcher shop only three blocks from the hotel. For desert, the menu features Italian-style ice cream from Dolce Brooklyn Artisanal Gelatto, which is made in small batches in Red Hook with milk from the Hudson Valley.

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The enhanced drink menu includes a selection of local wine, beers and hand-crafted cocktails. The revamped cocktail menu boasts a range of dangerously good cocktails that play homage to the bar’s law-breaking inspired name, Misdemeanor. The Mafiosa made with Brooklyn Republic Vodka, limoncello and basil is the perfect refreshing drink to enjoy on the patio. The drink menu features local beer from Sixpoint Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery, Coney Island Brewing Company and KelSo Beer Company and wine from Red Hook Winery, Brooklyn Oenology and Brooklyn Winery.

All summer long, Misdemeanor will offer a happy hour promotion from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All beer, wine and cocktails are two for one and can be enjoyed outside on the sidewalk patio or in the bar. The expansive sidewalk patio is open daily.