Pegu Club

Bars, Lounges Soho
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The far-reaching influence of New York's reigning queen of mixology, Audrey Saunders, is hard to measure. Her storied cocktail lounge, the Pegu Club, begat many of today's standard-bearers, including Death & Company, PDT and Mayahuel. Pay a visit to the urbane barroom, a second floor sanctum on bustling Houston Street, and explore Saunders’ eminent opus, which includes new classics such as the Gin-Gin Mule. She first served the drink—a vivacious elixir of homemade ginger beer with Tanqueray gin, fresh mint and lime juice—at the Beacon Restaurant & Bar in 2000. Equally renowned is the Earl Grey MarTEAni, a frothy and fragrant nod to English teatime traditions made with loose-leaf–infused Tanqueray gin, lemon juice and an egg white.

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Venue name: Pegu Club
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Address: 77 W Houston St
New York
10012
Cross street: between West Broadway and Wooster St
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–2am; Thu 5pm—3am; Fri, Sat 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St
Price: Average drink: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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A little difficult to find but once you find it, grab a seat and sit back and relax. The bartenders are extremely knowledgeable and the cocktails are truly unique and very well made.

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Soho Manhattan, a late October evening, autumn is the air, the wind is getting chillier and colourful leaves have started to decorate the pavements. It may be gone 9pm, but the bustling area around you shows no sign of stopping for the night. Honking taxis, last minute shoppers rushing across the road, trendy New Yorkers emerging out of or heading into the myriad of bars and restaurants nearby. You leave Sixth Avenue behind you and head down Prince street. While the atmosphere is still buzzing, you feel as though it is slowly starting to settle.


You make a left on West Broadway, the road now much calmer than what you left behind. You wonder if you’re in the right place, but you’ve been to plenty of tucked away cocktail bars to know that part of the thrill is finding it first. You make your way up the stairs of a plain concrete building, get to the second floor, open the door and you’re instantly transported. But where to? 


Take a British colonial officers’ club, the balmy nights of late 1800s Burma and add a very modern, 21st century twist with a killer cocktail menu, which stays true to its roots. The house cocktail (the same today as it was back in the 1800s) is a favourite in the renown Savoy Cocktail book: London dry gin, bitters, lime juice, orange curacao. 


In line with the stated mission of Pegu, this charming bar in Soho aims to bring back the true art of cocktail culture, with thoughtful preparation and respect for a by-gone era. Pegu manages the art of the impossible, striking a balance between old school charm (think bamboo blinds) and modern elegance (dim lights, velvet couches and low wood tables), stylish bartenders and a sleek bar with mesmerising drinks options lining the long wooden panel. Celebrated as a ‘magical place outside the ever-rushing current of time’ by its owners, Pegu is cozy, sexy, timeless and definitely worth a visit.


They don't say they have the best mixologist for nothing!!! Never been disappointed when I pop in here for drinks. Regardless If I'm showing the town to out of towners or just don't want to waste time walking around looking for good spot for an great drink Pegu Club never disappoints. Want something spicy....you got it. Want something on fire....you got that too!! Want an exotic flower in your drink??? Well guess what?? Yup...you can have that too. We had a great time tasting all sorts of drinks thanks to Raul who asked what we liked & decided to what he does best...mix, mix, mix & spoil us and our tastebuds.


One of the first artisinal cocktail places in SoHo, love the vibe and drinks