About The Red Bar in Bam-Bou
This rather swish restaurant-bar in the part of town almost no one calls NoHo is housed in a Georgian building that once hosted Ezra Pound's Vorticist movement. With its lacquered floors, Vietnamese artifacts and opulent furniture, the Asian inspired space is hugely atmospheric. It's a stylish, elegant place, with the plush Red Bar a great space to enjoy a well made cocktail, or a glass of smooth, smoky Japanese whiskey. They've recently had a bit of a refurb but the space remains essentially the same apart from a divider being set up between the bar area and the rest of the room. And while there's a colonial feel to the furnishing, the cocktails - and the vibe - are contemporary. They've also launched an exciting new Japanese whiskey menu, which showcases the wares of different distilleries from around Japan, including the Yamazaki Distillery and the Miyagikyo Distillery. The whiskeys range in age from 10 to 30 years old and include a couple of real rarities. There are over 60 to choose from in all so whiskey lovers should be in their element. Their whiskey-based cocktails are also well worth trying, drinks like The Rising Sun, a complex cocktail of barrel-aged whiskey, Umeshu, lemon juice, green tea syrup, and grapefruit bitters foamed with egg white. Sit back, sip and enjoy.