There is no bar to belly up to at this louche lounge. Drinks are prepared in a beautiful but half-hidden back room surrounded by gleaming examples of every tool and gizmo a barkeep could wish for. From this gorgeous tableau comes an austere cocktail list, which includes classics like the Manhattan and Negroni, and variations thereof. The 10 Gallon Hat (mescal, ancho chile, lime and pineapple) smacks of a margarita with something fiery to celebrate. And the Pinoeer Spirit, a twist on the Old Fashioned (rye, apple brandy, orgeat), is so strong it could serve itself. Who needs a barstool anyway?
Raines Law Room
|Venue name:||Raines Law Room||Contact:|
48 W 17th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–2am; Thu–Sat 5pm–3am; Sun 8pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: F, V to 14th St; L to Sixth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|