west village cocktails
looking for an upscale type of cocktail bar for apps and drinks before taking a cheese making course at Murrays at 254 bleeker...it seems that many of them, like Little Branch do not open til 6 or 7 ...we need to start around 5...any ideas? thanks
Louro, perhaps? Excellent cocktails. Their happy hour starts at 5:30pm.
The entire Gabe Stulman group of restaurants (Joseph Leonard, Fedora, Chez Sardine) tend to do pretty solid cocktails, actually (one head bartender for all his restos).
Also nearby is Empellon Taqueria and I like the drinks at the Empellons as well. I might also keep Whitehall as an option. Or the newly opened Wallflower (ex-Daniel bartender).