New York City-Lower East Manhattan
May 11, 2018
This popular East Village pub has a great energy about it, a welcoming vibe which appeals to us a lot. It’s a spacious room, all wood-panelling, glass sconces and exposed brickwork, recognisably urban and contemporary with a dash of something more rustic. There’s always a bit of a buzz to hit but it never gets so rammed it’s impossible to talk to one another. The food menu is a cut above – think smartened up Irish classics with plenty of fresh seafood. Ingredients are well sourced and while they serve on-trend dishes like a kale cobb salad and bacon jam and ricotta toast, they also serve a wicked house burger. Their house-made pickles are excellent too – and they do an excellent selection of brunch offerings (including brunch cocktails – yum). There’s plenty of exciting thing to imbibe here. Drinks on the whole are excellent. While they have the black stuff on tap (naturally) the drinks list is a varied and exciting thing and their craft cocktails are well worth checking out too. The Honey Dip blends bourbon, pear liqueur, honey and lemon while the Fool’s Gold is a soothing mix of Irish whiskey and ginger. Their Spiced Hot Apple Cider sounds like the perfect winter warmer. There’s also a good selection of craft brews available, including Captain Lawrence Smoked Porter.