Nita Nita Opens in Northside
Northside Williamsburg's newest cozy 'local' previewed Friday night. Nita Nita, an unpretentious new tavern at 146 Wythe (at North 8th), opens officially tonight.
Owner and fellow Brooklynite 'Sam' named the place for her beloved and recently passed aunt - and the Japanese expression "nita nita" that translates roughly to "smirk" or "sinister smile". The corner retail space has a fantastic glass storefront, a number of large tree-slab highboys - ideal for groups of six or eight - and plenty of standing room around its modest bar.
In addition to a half-dozen draft beers and a full run of the harder stuff, Nita Nita has cheese plates and an impressive line-up of Tapas. Sam promises an extended menu as the kitchen gets up to speed over the next couple of months.
Even more exciting is the huge (larger than the interior) garden space in the rear. Its completely raw right now, but should be ready to go in time for warmer weather. Just a block from the soon-to-open East River State Park, Nita Nita offers a nice alternative to the Bedford Avenue scene.
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