Welcome! We are a kava bar at 191 Suydam Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. We import kava ourselves and perform third party testing to maintain quality, potency and safety. We work directly with farmers in Fiji to insure our kava meets our high standards and our customers needs. In addition to our bar, our kava root powder is available for purchase online.
We also serve high quality coffee roasted by Counter Culture Coffee Roasters, pastries from Balthazar and kombucha on Tap by Brooklyn Kombucha.
What is Kava?
Kava, also known as kava kava, awa or Yaqona, is a psychoactive plant that grows in Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Hawaii. Islanders have been making a tea with kava for thousands of years. Drinking kava produces feelings of euphoria and positivism in users that reduce anxiety and insomnia as well. See our kava FAQ here.
Brooklyn Kava Bar was launched in February 2016 by Nick Haycock and Harding Stowe. Prior to launching the retail space Brooklyn Kava operated as a bottler of ready-to-drink kava beverages that were sold in Wholefoods Markets in the Northeast from 2012-2015.