Rye House

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Rye House (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Rye House
Rye House (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Rye House
Rye House (Photograph: Lizz Kuehl)
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Rye House

As the name suggests, American spirits are the emphasis at this dark, sultry bar. Along with a selection of bourbons and ryes, there are gins, vodkas and rums, all distilled in the States. Using the homeland hooch, mixologists Jim Kearns and Lynnette Marrero shake and stir top-notch mixed drinks like the refreshing house punch made with arrack (a rumlike spirit) and chai-infused rye. The Creole Daiquiri combines New Orleans rum with chorizo-flavored mescal (it’s a bit like sipping a taco, which is a good thing). While the focus is clearly on drinking, there’s excellent upscale pub grub: We liked the fiery fried buffalo sweetbreads.

Venue name: Rye House
Address: 11 W 17th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–2am; Sat, Sun 11am–4pm, 5pm–2am
Transport: Subway: F to 14th St, L to Sixth Ave
Price: Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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This is a good little bar tucked away just between Union Square and Chelsea, good for cocktails or just beer and wine and their food is very good too. If you want to escape Union Square it is a good spot to search out