Ode to Babel
A cozy lounge with a community living room feel, Ode to Babel curates an entertaining yet relaxed vibe, and proves the beauty of collective identity within a locale. Cafe and co-working space by day, and lounge by night, the eatery is defined by and shifts for the needs of its patrons. Dim lights and brick walls set a sultry scene on a Saturday night for flavorsome cocktails and impressive drizzles, as well as their in-house distilled gin that’s been featured in Vogue magazine. Not the place for constant in-your face service, Ode to Babel is an ultra-relaxed chill spot operating like a community lounge— from the DJ spinning the sounds of the diaspora to the candles and the portraits of Frida Kahlo and Grace Jones lining the wall. And with a small backyard for the summer nights that make you want to linger a bit, Ode to Babel becomes an ode to Brooklyn, personifying the borough’s nostalgic hipster appeal– an esprit de corps shared by a crowd of city dwellers that mesh and connect because of the space.