Not surprisingly, rye dominates the cocktail list created by Luis Mendez (Mercer Kitchen) at this lobby lounge in the Lipstick Building, where barkeeps fashion their own ginger beer and bitters for quaffs like the Old-Old Fashioned, infused with hickory smoke.
Crimson & Rye
|Venue name:||Crimson & Rye||Contact:|
198 E 54th St
|Cross street:||at Third Ave|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thur 11am–1am; Fri, Sat 11am–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|