Henry's

Amsterdam-Amstel

4.3 / 5

May 11, 2018

This sister bar to neighbouring Bukowski, which takes its name and inspiration from the hard-living cult American writer, Henry's has a New Yorky vibe. It's an atmospheric, faintly industrial room, with unfussy décor, exposed vents and ducts, the bar domi

This sister bar to neighbouring Bukowski, which takes its name and inspiration from the hard-living cult American writer, Henry’s has a New Yorky vibe. It’s an atmospheric, faintly industrial room, with unfussy décor, exposed vents and ducts, the bar dominating. There are comfy chairs in moss green leather, and bold Bukowski inspired wall art. The drinks menu encompasses many exciting and tempting things, classic American cocktails in the main though there are some with a more contemporary twist. The Dirty Old Man sees Fresh Basil used to wake up a classic Gimlet, the Hugo blends St Germain, mint and fizz to refreshing effect, while the Diamond in the Rough is a deceptively sweet blend of Frangelico, Chambord and vodka. There are also a couple of punches on the menu designed to be shared. Gin is a big deal here and the bar serves numerous variations on the classic G&T one splashed with absinthe, one with crßme de mure – as well as some gin-based long drinks using a variety of small batch gins. They also stock a large range of whiskeys and bourbons as well as cigars if that’s your thing. The bar tenders will happily tailor a drink to your tastes if you ask them. Bar snacks are limited to cheese plates, charcuterie and the like head over to nearby Bukowski for a more substantial feed.