The team behind one of New York City’s oldest and most beloved modern speakeasies, Angel’s Share, has opened a casual Japanese cocktail bar in Sunset Park’s Industry City. NYC has no shortage of Japanese-inspired cocktail bars, but at Oldies inside Japan Village, the menu is simple. Drinks have just a few ingredients, and the cocktails all have freshly squeezed fruits in them, says Erina Yoshida, the COO of the Yoshida Restaurant Group, which owns Angel’s Share and now Oldies. She was inspired by some of Japan’s buzziest, intimate cocktail bars including Bar Orchard Ginza, Bar Ben Fiddich, and Gen Yamamoto — all of which focus on the use of seasonal fruit and herbs. Here, each of the fruit cocktails has whisky, some honey, and various fruits such as strawberry, pineapple, yuzu, and persimmon. Aside from the fruit cocktails, the bar serves Japanese highballs — a drink typically made with whisky and carbonated water. Japan’s popular Suntory Toki whisky will star in these, while other Japanese spirits such as rum from Okinawa and gin from Osaka and Kyoto are also available, sourced from Kuraichi, Japan Village’s sake and Japanese spirits store next door. Food is kept to snacks, wi...