Meet the grown-up upgrade to raiding your parents’ liquor cabinet—the back bar at this lobby drinkery inside the Gregory Hotel closes and locks just like your dad’s did way back when. Operating as a coffee counter in the morning, the marble bar switches to cocktails around midday, employing local spirits in classics like Manhattans with Catskill’s Defiant Rye, sidecars with Tuthilltown’s Hudson Baby Bourbon and the Bond-approved vesper with NY Distilling Co.’s Perry’s Tot gin. Beers also skew local, including Ommegang Rare Vos Amber Ale and Kelso Nut Brown Ale. And Mr. Bond himself would feel at ease in the 1950s-esque digs, all herringbone floors, lit fireplaces and leather armchairs.
|Venue name:||The Liquor Cabinet|
42 W 35th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–midnight; Fri, Sat noon–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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