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gastronomad Jun 27, 2009 07:36 AM

Any bars that specialize in craft cocktails in the area?

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    silencespeak RE: gastronomad Jun 27, 2009 08:24 AM

    Gotham Bar & Grill on 12st street, known for excellent french-american cuisine, is one I would check out. Possibly Blue Hill, which is right next to the park on the west side, but unless there are open seats at the bar, might be a little cramped.

    1. sing me a bar RE: gastronomad Jun 27, 2009 12:34 PM

      I would avoid the bar at the corner of Macdougal and Waverly Pl, by the Wash Sq Hotel. It's subterranean and the service is really bad. Knickerbocker's on University Pl & 9th St has a really good vibe and they have a liberal hand when mixing.

      1. JungMann RE: gastronomad Jun 29, 2009 05:59 AM

        Little Branch, another of Sasha Petraske's ventures, is located not far from the park. Elettaria would be closer however, being just a block up from Washington Square North. The specialty drinks are quite good, but I do love the care and craft they put into classics like the pisco sour or negroni. I've been meaning to try some of their other concoctions with vegetable bitters in the near future.

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          CKOne RE: JungMann Jun 30, 2009 09:23 AM

          I agree with Elettaria, nice cocktails and a $4 bar snacks menu.

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          brettnyc RE: gastronomad Jun 29, 2009 08:40 PM

          Pegu Club is right nearby--77 W Houston, between Wooster and and W Broadway. Flatiron Lounge is only a 7-10 minute walk away(19th btwn 5th and 6th), D&C, Mayahuel and PDT are 10 minute-ish walkable too. Pegu is the closest though.

          1. lilnugget RE: gastronomad Jun 30, 2009 01:21 PM

            The Dove is one block from WSP at 228 Thompson St.

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