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The Garret East

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The Garret East
Photograph: Courtesy of The Garret EastThe Garret East

Time Out says

Unlike at the original, you won’t have to awkwardly pace back and forth in front of any amused patty flippers to find this Avenue A outpost of above-Five-Guys speakeasy the Garret. Here, a simple black awning printed with the bar's wiley racoon mascot, Rocco, invites you into the long, narrow den, fitted with whitewashed brick, mother-of-pearl-accented walls and original pieces by street artist Bradley Theodore and illustrator Jimmy Thompson. Behind the cold-rolled steel-topped bar, Grant Wheeler (the Garret, Dullboy) serves whimsically-named cocktails like a Scandinavian-inflected, Ikea-winking Cheap Furniture, mixing malted Nordic aquavit and spicy Swedish glogg, and a brightly-hued the Green Monstah, built with two kinds of tropical cachaça, matcha and sweet-potato liqueur in a tea cup. Also on the menu are bottled cocktails (Moscow Mules, gin and tonics), French biodynamic wines and craft beers, including a can of Japanese Orion lager dressed up with smoked salt, sriracha and yuzu.


206 Ave A
New York
Cross street:
between 12th and 13th Sts
View Website
Subway: L to First Ave
Average drink: $13. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours:
Daily 5pm-2am
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