In fact, it's fairly impossible to be disappointed when the first thing you see on entering is a TARDIS. The staff were remarkably good natured about the fact we all had to get our pictures taken with this before we even ordered a drink (clearly, that's why a lot of people come here). We had hot happy hour so bought ourselves some very reasonably priced - and amazingly strong - cocktails. Saucily I was tempted to drink a Captain Jack, but I settled for a Dark and Stormy Night, followed by a blow-your-socks-off Pan Galatic Gargle Buster (yes, there was a Douglas Adams theme as well: clearly Brit scifi works here). Slightly bizarrely, when we went to sit in a booth at the back of the bar the staff didn't turn any lights on for a good half hour - so we sat in the dark with our drinks, enjoying the decor and the ambiance, if not the visibility.
|Who needs lights when the drinks are this bright?|
The TARDIS is actually the bathroom: I'd hate to be here on a busy night, because each of us spent an age in there photographing the beautiful Doctor Who murals. That kind of thing will cause a queue. (I texted my Doctor Who loving friend Tom the next day to tell him I had peed in the TARDIS, only to received a terse text back that I had now ruined his childhood. But honestly, you would, wouldn't you? We all did, anyway....)
The Way Station is actually in a nice bit of Brooklyn - we only had a short walk to a street of nice bars and restaurants - so I'd heartily recommend it to any Who fans in town. (Or fans of cheap, strong cocktails, for that matter...)