Fantastic atmosphere. Joaquin is an especially passionate and talented cocktail aficionado. Wish these guys the best of luck with the place.
Pouring Ribbons: The Feed first look
Cocktail vets from Death & Co and the Rusty Knot serve serious drinks in a bright, airy East Village lounge
Tue Sep 11 2012
Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
The hotshot cocktail team behind Alchemy Consulting—Toby Maloney, Jason Cott, Troy Sidle and Death & Company vet Joaquín Simó—open a grown-up watering hole determined to outgrow the speakeasy genre this Friday the 14th. Painted blue and green, the airy 88-seat East Village room is lit with white-frosted Art Deco glass shafts and a large arched window spanning the front of the bar. The cocktail menu, laid out as a chart with drinks mapped across categories like "Comforting" and "Refreshing," features originals such as the Tahona Smash, a light mixture of reposado tequila, dry sherry, caramelized pear and Angostura bitters. 225 Ave B between 13th and 14th Sts (917-656-6788)