This Meatpacking District cocktail joint isn’t always a great bar, but it is big and inclusive: Want a vodka drink without the judgmental sneer you’ll get at stuffier joints? There are four of them on the menu here. Prefer 1990s hip-hop to 1890s ragtime? At the Tippler, Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest bellow from the speakers. The long menu includes baffling experiments like Frozen Lushies, which drown quality spirits in a sea of slush. But for all the misses of this spasmodic mixology, there are eccentric hits like the Gin & Chronic—a cheeky gin-and-tonic variation fortified with lime, allspice liqueur and citrusy whole-dried hops. Think of the place as a large-scale recruitment booth for curious drinkers, and suddenly its flaws seem forgivable—even, in the right light, charming.
|Venue name:||The Tippler||Contact:|
Chelsea Market, 425 W 15th St
|Cross street:||between Ninth and Tenth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–2am; Thu–Sat 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St: L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V|
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Love this place. I normally don't like overcrowded bars but the vibe here totally worked for me. You feel cozy but not on top of other people. Great spot for drinks if you're in the area. Also, perfect little den to warm up in on a cold winter night out on the town. Great IPA and friendly staff.
Our favorite bar! Cocktails $12 which is a great price compared to other places. And the cocktails are always delicious and well thought out. They will even make something special for you based on your favorite liquor. Never disappointed. Bartenders are top notch and awesome. We often go earlier in the day (before 8pm) and have the opportunity to chat with them....great people! The food is good too. The Tippler is an excellent option if you're in the area and want to avoid the meatpacking crowd. Located in the basement of the Chelsea Market, entrance on 15th Street where you see an "OPEN" sign lit up.
Located in the basement of Chelsea Market, you'll find The Tippler, a 100 year old historic space that is now available to the public in the form of a bar. They take their cocktails seriously and offer craft beers, wine and snacks. The atmosphere is cozy and offers some couch seating in addition to their bar seats. Look up, and you'll feel like you're viewing a mini Michelangelo ceiling painting. You can read the rest of my review with photos here: sprungonfood.com/2013/12/06/the-tippler