Our tipster tells us that Slims is to be replaced by another bar, possibly a restaurant. Still, it's too bad that Slims is closing, particularly because the current owners know how to run a bar and create a welcoming environment - unlike newer bars like Inkwell.
We walked by Inkwell on Saturday after enjoying breakfast at Toomey's. We couldn't tell if Inkwell was open or not, as there was an opaque curtain across the windows accompanied by a blank whiteboard. The door was open, however, and it was dark inside. We've also heard two major pieces of feedback from potential customers: one walked in expecting to have dinner, but was told that the chef was not yet on the premises (we hypothesize that they don't actually have a chef). Another potential customer was turned away this past summer because he was wearing shorts and wasn't dressed up enough. These two incidents share one description: STUPID.
But we digress. We'll miss Brooklyn & Slims.