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“Very Fun Speakeasy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of dutch kills

dutch kills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, American, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Los Angeles, California, USA
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very Fun Speakeasy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

I felt like I was back in the 1920's when I walked into this bar. I have so many great things to say about this place. The ice cubes are uniquely cut from a big block of ice so in some drinks, one cube fits the entire glass. They don't serve the usual alcohol brands like Grey Goose. The alcohol brands are very different- none I've ever seen before and I work as a bartender in Los Angeles. The bartenders are dressed in white shirts with black vests, are very nice and very knowledgeable in the drinks they serve. They make their own ginger ale and put non-usual things in some of their drinks, like maple syrup. It was definitely a great and extremely fun experience. I highly recommend it

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“amazing cocktail!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

If you want to experience a proper cocktail, try this place.

Unfortunately, they do not have any food.

Visited November 2012
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Incredible speakeasy.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have been to LIC before, as well as Dutch Kills, but this trip saw a massive improvement. We sat at the bar and were attended to by a friendly and knowledgeable bartender. I described what I wanted, he made it, and he confidently added twists to the menu cocktails to make it a little bit more personal. Last time we sat in a booth but without a doubt the bar was better.

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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A spectacular discovery!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

I was recommended this bar by locals and it exceeded all my expectations. Atmospherically dingy, with pleasant but in no way obsequious staff who mix a mean cocktail, the visit was one of the highlights of my 4-day stay in New York. Indeed, being a certain type of bloke, I tend to compile lists of such things and Dutch Kills goes into my top 10 bars ANYWHERE! Warning: this is not for anyone who likes brightly lit, upbeat, "townie" bars. :-)

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Brooklyn,NY
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“1920's Sophisticated Bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Just drinks - but so superb with fabulous live jazz. Interesting to see how they cut their ice from a large block.

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