Just weeks after opening his buzzy Lamb’s Club restaurant at the Chatwal Hotel, nightlife impresario David Rabin debuts this top-floor drinkery at the James New York. In warm months, the space will open directly onto a rooftop pool and deck; when it’s cold out, cluster around a fireplace in one corner or perch on benches upholstered in herringbone fabric. Cocktails will feature syrups made from house-grown herbs, as in the Mexican Bee Hive (silver tequila, honey, lavender syrup, lime juice and a honeycomb garnish).
15 Thompson St
|Cross street:||between Canal and Grand Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 4pm–1am; Thu–Sat 4pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to Canal St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $16. AmEx, DC, MC, V|