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Williamsburg’s Latest Hang Is Femme and Fantastic

Femme Fontaine Opens in Brooklyn Courtesy of Haitian Artist Vané Russo

Femme Fontaine, Brooklyn
Femme Fontaine, Brooklyn

By Amulya Hiremath, edited by Hamzeh Alfarahneh on 10.13.22

“I like when environments are unpretentious and inviting,” says Vané  Russo, contemporary artist and the founder of Femme Fontaine, a mostly-female owned bar in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. And you are in for a treat; each detail has been worked by Vané, giving the space a Caribbean touch as a nod to the artist’s roots. It feels like you have teleported from the red-brick buildings of Williamsburg into a contemporary tropical beach hut in Tahiti.

Haitian Artist Vané, owner of Femme Fontaine
Haitian Artist Vané, owner of Femme Fontaine
Vané's mural
Vané's mural

You can order a Gazolina or Santa De Flores, among others — delicious cocktails created by Camila Monsalve, with her Latin flairs, fresh juices, and flower bitters. Be it a traditional Haitian live Rara band or a full-on Perreo party, embracing Latin/ Reggaeton tunes. On most nights, you can catch Tim “Journeyman” Fielding, one of their resident DJs, playing 70’s funk and disco.

Like the name that shuns taboos and embraces sexuality, bring your best selves to this little tropical paradise. 


Femme Fontaine
245 South 1st, Williamsburg, 11211
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