Slip into a plush red-velvet armchair for quaffs from mixologist Aziza Omar (the Odeon), all named after drinkers who disobeyed the law during Prohibition: The Baby Vamp (an attractive female coed) features tequila, mescal, strawberry, lemon and Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub, while the Dewdropper (a lazybones freeloader) is made with bourbon, Nocino, sweet vermouth and Brooklyn Hemispherical Black Mission fig bitters. Along with the era-themed tipples, there are classic cocktails including a scofflaw, draft beers (Palm Ale, Ommegang White) and a 31-bottle wine list curated by owner Frank Locker. Chef J. Luis Dominiguez (Duane Park Cafe) doles out seafood-heavy small plates, such as yellowfin-tuna tartare, white-wine-steamed PEI mussels and Louisiana crawfish rolls. Gilded mirrors, antique light fixtures, cherry-red walls and dark-wood tables decorate the lounge.
Vinus and Marc
|Venue name:||Vinus and Marc||Contact:|
1825 Second Ave
|Cross street:||between 94th and 95th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 4pm–1am; Thu–Sat 4pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|