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Bars, Cocktail bars East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczDrexler's
 (Paul Wagtouicz)
Paul WagtouiczDrexler's

Time Out says

The upright piano still remains in the former Ella Lounge space, but its half-moon banquettes and Hollywood-mimed kitsch has been traded for a touch of New Orleans’ French Quarter, courtesy of downtown-bar proprietor Darin Rubell (Boulton & Watt, Forrest Point). Decorated with vintage cast-iron bathtubs repurposed as ice vessels, a zinc bar and a wrought-iron staircase leading boozers to a downstairs cellar floor, the 65-seat, bi-level watering hole stirs cocktails like a California Milk Punch shot with rum, brandy and green tea, and an Employee of the Month with Mount Gay, sherry and passion fruit juice sloshing in an oversize trophy cup. Joining the potables are Melt Bakery ice-cream sandwiches and shareable meat-and-cheese plates.



Address: 9 Avenue A
New York
Cross street: at Houston
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St
Price: Average cocktail: $12. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Daily 4pm-4am
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Eternity Ironworks craftsmanship @ Drexler's NYC really takes the cake. From the wrought iron "half-sun" transoms above the bar and entrance, to the custom tap handles, door handles and wall sconces they put a lot of love into this project!


As a local, I've frequented this place a few times and have enjoyed every visit. From dates to catch ups with the girls to wild birthdays, this bar is perfect. The first two should come as no surprise--they have intimate lighting, a good wine and cocktail menu and offer an assortment of charcuterie options as seen below.

The third, however, was a great surprise. My roommate decided to do her birthday here, and they gave our whole group the front picnic tables as well as a three hour happy hour on a weekend. Not bad.