The Drink

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Upper West Side
This maritime tavern trains its focus on the communal pleasures of punch. Frank Cisneros (Dram) is behind the nightly punch-by-the-glass specials as well as large-format bowls for groups, including the Crusade—a fruity marriage of Old Monk Indian rum, citric rooibos Earl Grey tea from South Africa and a boatload of spices. Tea-stained navigational charts on the ceiling and nautical bric-a-brac rachet up the seafaring spirit, but the prices are a draw for landlubbers as well. Even the most basic well drinks ($6) deploy quality spirits such as Rhum Barbancourt, while five wooden taps dispense pedigreed suds—like Maine’s Geary’s Pale Ale—for just $4.
Venue name: The Drink
Address: 228 Manhattan Ave
New York
Cross street: at Grand St
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: L to Grand St
Price: Average drink: $5
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