The 4 best cocktail throwbacks
1) Prohibition Restaurant and Speakeasy
It’s always the 1920s in this classy joint, where the cocktails are updated takes on tradition. For instance, the French 75 uses Prosecco instead of Champagne and the Mojito adds fresh raspberries to its fresh mint. However, a globally oriented food menu ensures that you remember the actual century that you’re in.
Named after a Colonial ship, the Revolutionary War-themed bar Nancy is run by renowned mixologists and features live music programming. Try the secret, off-menu drink, the ‘VIP Captain’s Call’ (30 dollars): your favorite base spirits and flavor profiles custom crafted and served in a take-home octopus glass.
3) Tapas y Tintos
In business since 1982, this bar is a study in Spanish relics, with vintage costumes from matadors to futbol players to flamenco dancers decorating the walls. It’s also a retrogressive homage to gin, with 18 different brands available.
4) Sweet Liberty Drink & Supply Co.
This hometown hideout, helmed by longtime hospitality pros John Lermeyer, Dan Binkiewicz and David Martinez, combines discretion and erudition. The décor is classic neighborhood lounge; the cocktails and fare seriously inventive. From the ‘Pana-maniac’ to the ‘Cauliflower Nachos!’ the drinks and dishes endear from the get go.
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