Jupiter Disco, the new concept cocktail bar recently opened on Flushing Avenue off the Jefferson stop, is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t been already!
Owners Al Sotack and Maks Pazuniak are career mixologists and longtime friends who share a passion for music and records, sci-fi, and craft cocktails.
Al worked at cocktail bar The Franklin down in Philly, and Makz previously at Maison Premiere in Williamsburg and the two “had a shared mutual respect for each other’s work as bartenders” when they started talking bar-opening.
What started as a “drunk talk” became a dream in the works of realization when Al moved to the city and the two began scouting locations.
The bar has little to no outdoor signage or obvious indication it’s even there to begin with, but that’s part of its charm.
Inside you’ll find a small, dark space with booth seating, a DJ stand, and dim-colored lights. The cocktails are written on TV screens, a “digital menu,” in 1980s green-on-black text style.
The whole concept of the bar was inspired by the pair’s love of music and sci-fi, and you see nods to this all over, such as in said menu or their exceptional sound system and vinyl setup.
This menu, written entirely by Al and Maks, can, and sometimes does, change daily. It is all synced to their website as well so you can check the night’s specials before you commit.
Cocktails range from $11-$13, well drinks $7, and beers from $7-$10, depending on what is available from their constantly rotating draught and can selection.
They also have guests DJs spinning every evening Thursday through Saturday.
Whether you are a fan of vinyl, sci-fi, or great cocktails, check it out!
All images by Ruthie Darling for Bushwick Daily.