Cobble Hill: Henry Public
Flying home from Brooklyn Farmacy down Henry St, an unassuming black lacquered bar caught my eye. What made me slow my bike was the bar’s appearance, what made me stop was the sweet, sweet music flooding out its door.
The Milkman and Sons was the name of the band, traditional blues and prohibition jazz was what they played. I sipped my Captain Lawrence Kolsch and listened as they played Mississippi Fred McDowell’s You Got to Move. Various bar patrons joined in throughout the afternoon–one father with a newborn babe played a few songs on guitar, an old man at the bar provided soul-penetrating, raspy vocals to a heavy melody. When in New York, do your best to get purposefully lost. Without knowing it, you will get found.
Did I mention I need to go back for the milk-braised turkey leg sandwich, because I do.
329 Henry Street, Brooklyn. 718-852-8630