The Auntie Bellum. (Photos courtesy of Belle Shoals)

The Auntie Bellum. (Photos courtesy of Belle Shoals)

Seamstress and The Gilroy are two of those cocktail bars that your Upper East Side friends insist are amazing when they tell you, “No, really, we should totally hang in my neighborhood for a change. It’s cool, I swear!” You nod your head and say, “Yeah, totally, maybe when the Second Avenue subway extension opens”– at which point, let’s face it, you’re totally going to be living in L.A. Well, the next time someone tries to lure you to the Yupper East, you can just say, “Actually, they just opened a new place in Williamsburg…”

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