Tag Archives: Cocktail hotspot

Sip a Baby Eveline

15 Sep

Finally made it to Ward III, a classic cocktail bar/lounge  in Tribeca. I dug this place—its cozy feel, stellar bartenders and a menu of rules including, “Don’t be creepy.” Low-lighting and exposed brick keeps you comfy; jars of bitters lined the bar like an apothecary shop. My Baby Eveline was made with Tito’s Vodka, champagne, lemon and muddled strawberries, while the namesake Ward III featured bourbon, nutmeg, lime, bitters and an egg white. Our, choose your own Bespoke Cocktail by picking the spirit, texture, spice, flavor and fruit of your choice. Because life is all about options.

P.S. Didn’t snack here but the menu of upscale bar food looked promising.

Go to Red Rooster—for the bar

29 Jul

Sorry, but I thought the food was meh. The Red Rooster bar scene, though, is full of energy: bright, bustling and beautiful (the people, too). The bar itself is huge; there are plenty of seats should you want a bite with your cocktail (mine had vodka, agave and muddled grapes). No need for a big meal here, but if you must snack, stick with the cornbread (comes with interesting tomato jam) and crab cakes. Mac and cheese just OK but will get the job done. Overall, though, I’m happy this place came to Harlem—it’s a great addition to the neighborhood.

Go for the drinks, stay for the music and soak up the vibe (but not during a heat wave because a/c is weak).