Tonight I stumbled upon a quaint little spot, “Art Cafe Bar.” I have often passed by. But have never taken the time to stop in, but I am glad I did tonight. It was quite a different experience, but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
There is a cozy outdoor area with lit candles on each table. But because it was such a chilly night, I made my way indoors. It was Outfitted with low bar stools and mixed-and-matched furnishings. In addition, the space featured a small area behind the bar to house a deep fryer and a hotplate.
The menu features small bites such as Empanadas, beef slabs, and savory plantains, and there is also a full bar.
With a fantastic cocktail list of Cinnamon Whisky Ginger, Black Walnut, Winter Margarita, Rum Pom, and Therma Brew. I would say they are ready for the winter [Love it]. The walls featured charcoal figure drawings from students taking part in the figure drawing class offered twice weekly.
This cozy spot had a mixed crowd, and in less than half an hour, the space was filled up; tonight. They featured local artists. The featured local artists were from Brooklyn Raga Massive, and it was a treat. The artists performed Semi-classical Indian music. I felt like I was in a meditation class—the calming effect of the music stayed with me.
What more could a gal ask for than great music, a full bar, food, and a place to shop? Adjacent to the space is a custom boutique for Gureje clothing label—more on this later.
I ordered the savory plantains, and I hate to say it, but I did not enjoy them. It was overcooked. I didn’t particularly appreciate that the bartender/hostess used her fingers to cut up the plantains and add the seasonings. A pair of gloves would have been a much better option.
Art Cafe is a bar and Venue space connected to The Village, an Art Center, and Creative Community. In addition, the Art Cafe is a showroom utilized to showcase local artists and resident artists of The Village. While this may not be everyone’s cup of tea, it was my glass of wine. However, I will not visit again for the food since I prefer a full meal. However, I would visit again for the bar and to support any artist being showcased.
Check out this quaint little spot; you may enjoy it—I did!
884-886 Pacific Street—Prospect Heights
Tuesdays – Thursdays, 5 to 11 PM
Fridays – Sundays, 5 PM to 2 AM