New High Horse Saloon Features Whiskey, Wine on Tap and Great Hair

Categories: Booze News

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Why wait more than two seconds to show off your new haircut at a bar? Kristi Banister (above) decided to open a boozy extension to her hip, old-timey High Horse Salon called, naturally, the High Horse Saloon. The smart thing about opening a bar next to your salon? You've already got a customer base, as evidenced by the salon employees and clients who have already become regulars despite the fact that the bar has only been open for a week. The draw for people who aren't getting their hair cut by Kristi is a quality, unpretentious drink program made up mostly of whiskey, craft beer, and wine on tap.


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The 40-seat bar, located in the former Cinders Gallery space in Williamsburg, shares the same weathered, vintage look as the salon, decked out with antique upholstery, Edison bulbs, and wood paneling reclaimed from an old elevator shaft stained by (no joke) vulture vomit.

"I wanted it to look nice and mirror the salon," said Banister, "but I also wanted it to be a place to get a cheap drink."

Drink deals abound, including the beer-and-shot combo for $5. For more discerning beer drinkers, there are six taps dispensing craft brews from breweries like Sixpoint, Victory, and Left Hand. The two wines on tap come from the Gotham Wine Project, the all-keg wine company that supplies everyone from the John Dory Oyster Bar to Blue Ribbon. Of course, no saloon would be complete without whiskey; here, the shelves are stocked with more than 30 of them, including single-barrel bourbon from Rock Hill Farms, rye whiskey from Utah's High West, and Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

The vibe is pretty casual, with day drinkers (doors open during the week at 2 p.m.) coming in after getting a cut and others coming later in when a DJ starts spinning just about any genre you could think of. Tattoos and a cool-looking haircut are the norm, so you might want to make an appointment next door before you stop by.


High Horse Saloon
103 Havemeyer Street, near Hope Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn


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Lulz
Lulz

bullshit bar full of bullshit people drinking bullshit drinks.get the fuck out of my neighborhood and move back to the midwest you fucking jock-mosh douchebags.

Childrens Haircut Salon
Childrens Haircut Salon

Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.

brooklynbeat
brooklynbeat

I tried this place over the weekend.  It pretty much looks and feels exactly like every other bar that has opened in williamsburg in the past year. There were only a few people in there besides us, which all seemed to be friends with the bartender. Bartender ignored me and my girlfriend for a full 15 minutes and then left us hanging at the bar to go outside and smoke. Won't be going back.

Chelastar13
Chelastar13

Kristi is amazing, so talented and unassuming. I can't wait to check out this place!

Nickc
Nickc

Kristie is truly the coolest ever! Nick

Buttsex
Buttsex

I hate all this old timey b.s. When will ppl realize it's sooo gay

Alex + Chris
Alex + Chris

What are you 4 years old? You really use the word gay to describe shit you don't like? I got news for you pal, this aint the city for you. Go back to writing comments on youtube.

Sillerton
Sillerton

Then don't go to old timey places. This is the biggest city in America, not the sticks -- there are a gazillion other options. Whiny pussy.

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