Unlike feelings, wealth, and unicycle rides, tapas are meant to be shared with others. See dining democracy in action with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas and drinks at Nita Nita in Williamsburg.
Voted one of the Best Garden Bars by Time Out New York magazine, Nita Nita whips up tantalizing tapas and cogent cocktails for neighborhood nesters and town-painting dilettantes. The menu keeps table space packed with simple, well-executed small plates such as a luxuriant gouda macaroni 'n' cheese ($8) or a plate of garlicky collards flecked with parmesan ($6), all designed to be shared and snarfed. Nita Nita’s stiff drink menu, meanwhile, will stir the cockles and inspire impromptu soliloquies with an arsenal of spirits and imaginatively infused cocktails. The Hot Cocoa (chili pepper and cinnamon-infused Sauza tequila mixed with dark hot chocolate and marshmallows) matches Nita Nita’s warm, inviting interior, and The Beat (beet-infused Smirnoff vodka mixed with lime-rosemary syrup with a salt-and-pepper rim) will leave you feeling bold enough to blast “The Monster Mash” on the well-rounded jukebox. But libations are best when sipped amid the shapely shrubbery and thriving herbs of Nita Nita’s back garden, which is heated for nippy nights and romantic rendezvous, as well as guest appearances by Ernest Hemingway’s hiccupping ghost.
- This quiet Williamsburg bar whips up simple, well-executed small plates: a luxuriant Gouda macaroni and cheese, for example, or a plate of garlicky collards flecked with Parmesan. – John Metcalfe, New York magazine
- The low-key vibe, the friendly service, the great locals, the awesome food, and of course THE BOOZE (esp drink specials) keep me coming back again and again. – albert o., Yelp