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Last week ,we had the pleasure of previewing Williamsburg’s first Trinidadian Cocktail Bar, Clyde’s.
As we walked, in we were greeted with a tray of Bake and Channa, and that’s when I knew the night was going to be good.
Then it was on the sip on the featured cocktails. The cocktail menu has a good amount of aged Caribbean rum options, made with fresh Trinidadian ingredients, like cane syrup. If that isn’t enough you can also look forward to live Soca, Reggae and Dancehall DJ sets, and décor sporting island vibes to match.
Being a cocktail bar, the beverage program is lead by Cyllan Hicks (He will 100% hook your drink up!) and based off from recipes, named after local places, songs, and other cultural connections to Trinidad.
In addition to the 2-for-1 cocktails, there are also Rum Flights available, with a selection of 3 premium Caribbean rums, aged in French oak for over 8 years and up. Served in special rum sniffers that expel alcohol fumes and release rums delicious complex flavors like vanilla and smokey caramels.
Clyde’s is co-owned by Trinidadian Christopher Leacock, who you might know as Jillionaire, a DJ and producer, and member of electro-house group Major Lazer. The bar is actually named after his grandfather and the island’s first black Auditor General.
Clyde’s is located next to Pearl’s, the Trinidadian restaurant serving the countries best eats like Bake & Shark and Jerk. Its’ owned by Fallon and John Seymour (Sweet Chick and Ludlow Coffee Supply), the duo also behind Williamsburg’s Pop’s. As you might or might now know, Trinidadian cuisine is mix of the island’s British, French and Spanish colonial past, and its African, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern present, and those influences are felt in the menu.
Clyde’s is definitely the spot which gives you it all, the bar vibes, lounge vibes, the delicious Caribbean eats and dranks and a great weekend bunch with weekly happy hours.
178 N 8th Street
MONDAY // Closed
TUESDAY // 6-11pm
WEDNESDAY // 6-11pm
THURSDAY // 6-11pm
FRIDAY // 6pm-1am
SATURDAY // 2pm-1am
SUNDAY // 2-10pm