Late Night Drinking
New York City-Midtown Manhattan
May 11, 2018
The Tippler feels right at home in the dramatic vaulted space underneath Chelsea Market. This new venue also benefits from the input from those maestros of mixology The Tippling Brothers, so you know you’re in for something special. The drinks menu reads like a greatest hits list of the Tippling Bros’ past creations and there’s a particular focus on the frozen (apt as this space was once a food storage area) with a whole section of ‘Lushies’, ice-packed drinks like the Screaming Greenie, a potent blend of absinthe, vodka and lemon juice along with “exploding” basil leaves. The Gin and Chronic is a twist on the classic G&T featuring hops and spiced lime and the Marauder of 15th Street is seriously sharp mix of tequila, sloe gin, vermouth and grapefruit bitters. Be warned, though, these drinks are strong so pace yourself! If cocktails aren’t your thing, they also stock a wide range of craft beers and much of their food is sourced from the nearby market the cheese and charcuterie plates especially comes recommended. Having been closed to the public for the best part of a century, the space has now been sympathetically restored in a way that reflects its heritage brick archways, industrial wood and reclaimed artefacts (including rail tracks taken from the nearby High Line) set the tone. Although The Tippler has a pleasantly laid back vibe, it does get buzzing at weekends, so if you want to secure a table be sure to arrive early to beat the crowds.
What their peers say
“The Dizzy Oaxacan, which is served at the Tippler in NYC, has got to be the best cocktail I’ve ever had. It just combines all the flavors I love–the smokiness of the mezcal, tartness from the grapefruit and lemon, a caramel quality from the Averna Amaro, and bit of spice and fizz from ginger beer” Jenny Miller WBB writer