Jazz & Blues
New York City-Lower East Manhattan
- Night Out
- Great food
May 11, 2018
Cocktails, Lounge, Southern, Informal
Calling on a rustic-minimalist Southern vibe, the decor in the new bar—from the restaurateur behind Boulton & Watt and a cocktail veteran from Holiday Cocktail Lounge and Forrest Point—feels more Crate & Barrel than French Quarter Gothic. With its white-washed ceilings, walnut tables and exposed brick, the space is designed for informal relaxing and active socializing, rather than sipping cocktails in silence. A 40-foot-long zinc bar seats up to thirty, and long communal tables up front means large groups are welcome. Behind the bar, wrought iron grills showcase spirits, while vintage bathtubs hold ice, beer and wine, while a hidden DJ booth keeps the joint jumping late into the evening. A cellar bar, with raised wood ceilings, upright piano, church pew seating and walnut accents is ideal for spillover and private events. Small bites served on butcher blocks, large format Tiki-style drinks, clarified milk punches and a rotating seasonal beer tap created in collaboration with KelSo Brewery hit all the buttons. Cocktails change seasonally, but among the highlights are the Mezcal Especial (mezcal, falernum, ginger beer, lime juice) and the California Milk Punch (aged rum, cognac pineapple, lemon, coriander, cloves and green tea).