Pusser's New York Bar
May 11, 2018
A lone European outpost for a bar born in the British Virgins Islands, the interior of Pusser’s is decorated with British naval paraphernalia from the18th and 19th centuries. As you might expect given Pusser’s provenance, the bar specializes in Caribbean-inspired cocktails. The majority of the drinks are rum-based and they pack a considerable punch. Their signature tipple is the Pusser’s Painkiller, a potent mix of rum, orange juice, coconut, pineapple, and nutmeg) or you could just make like a sailor opt for a shot of Grog. There’s a piano bar in the cellar and the bar stays open until the small hours.
What their peers say
“It was a Berlin-based bartender who advised us to seek out this bar when we did a tour of German bars last September. This is an American-owned and operated bar that was opened in 1974 by Bill Deck, with the goal of presenting and preserving the culture of the classic American bar in Germany. The bar’s name derives from the famous Pusser’s Rum, the original Navy rum – and its location, hidden on a quiet side street off the upscale strip, adds to Pusser’s charm. The interior is set behind stained-glass windows in dark wood and brass and the nautical theme is rounded off with naval flags, old advertisements and historical photos which adorn the walls. As one of the last remaining piano bars in Munich, with live music four nights a week in the room downstairs, it is a popular nook to hold parties and is a great all round meeting place.” Sean Muldoon of The Dead Rabbit, New York City
Main photo credits: Pusser bar official website