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The Handy Liquor Bar

Bars, Lounges Soho
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Liz ClaymanThe Handy Liquor Bar
Handy Liquor Bar
Photograph: Courtesy Moises de Pena
The Handy Liquor Bar
Photograph: Courtesy The Handy Liquor Bar

Nightlife operator Matt Levine (Sons of Essex, Cocktail Bodega) highlights Sazeracs at this piano-bar throwback, rigged with a 1950s Wurlitzer baby grand, a Motown-filled juke and punk portraits of CBGB-era Blondie and the New York Dolls. Named after famed 19th-century New Orleans bartender Thomas Handy—who created the modern-day rye Sazerac—the 150-seat lounge offers classic cocktails like dry martinis, mint juleps and the starring Saz. Small plates come courtesy of Chalk Point Kitchen, such as oysters rockerfeller with madras-curry sauce and black-truffle-and-gruyere tea sandwiches.


Venue name: The Handy Liquor Bar
Address: 527 Broome St
New York
Cross street: between Sullivan and Thompson Sts
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 5pm–1am; Fri, Sat 5pm-4am
Transport: Subway: 1 to Canal St (Varick St); C, E to Spring St (Sixth Ave)
Price: Average cocktail: $17. AmEx, MC, V
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A cool vibe and awesome drinks, just want I want when finding a spot at the bar.