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Golden Cadillac will reopen as Boilermaker on Friday

Written by
Rheanna O’Neil Bellomo

The buzziest bar opening of 2013, ’70s-clad Golden Cadillac, shuttered abruptly in July to soul-search, taking those glorious Buttery Nipples down to its retro grave. Emerging from the disco dust on Friday, September 12 is a no-frills neighborhood bar—from Cadillac co-owner Greg Boehm and chef Miguel Trinidad—named for the old-school, sometimes-redneck beer-and-whiskey-shot combination from the Industrial Revolution. Cracking the books on the history of boilermakers, barkeep Erick Castro mixes and matches four pairings, including a stout-and-amaro combo, that change seasonally with the drafts. Along with 12 taps for beer (Ithaca Flower Power IPA, Victory Storm King Stout), find four draft cocktails such as bourbon highballs with homemade cream soda and a jalapeño-jolted pineapple number. “There’s no need for craft-beer bars and craft-cocktail bars to be separate,” Castro says. “They should always go hand in hand.” 13 First Ave at 1st St (212-995-5400,


Cocktails, $11

Kentucky Buck: bourbon, lemon, strawberry, house-made ginger beer and bitters
Ninth Wonder: tequila, lime, Ancho Reyes and crème de cacao
Capricorn: rum, lime, Batavia Arrack, falernum and pineapple
Oceanside: gin, lime, mint, sea salt and celery bitters
Hatori Hanzo: Scotch, lemon, crème de violette and absinthe
La Pina Verde: chartreuse, lime, pineapple, coconut cream
Storm Shadow: rum, lime, brown sugar and molasses
Trophy Wife: tequila, lemon, aperol and vanilla
Rock & Rye: rye whiskey infused with herbs, spices and fruit
Blood of My Enemies: rum, amaro and Punt e Mes
Ken Burns Effect: rye whiskey, sherry, maraschino liqueur and bitters

Cocktails on Draft

Five String Banjo: bourbon and house-made cream soda, $10
Uncle Jalapeño: tequila, jalapeño and house-made pineapple soda, $10
Zombie: rum, 151, lime, grapefruit, falernum, grenadine, cinnamon, absinthe and bitters, $16
Full Windsor: Scotch, Calvados, sweet vermouth, Benedictine and bitters, $11

Punch by the Pitcher, $45

Pisco Punch: brandy, lemon, pineapple and spices
Honey Spiced Punch: rum, lemon, falernum, honey and bitters

Draft beer

Bear Republic Red Rocket, $7
Founders Pale Ale, $5
Lagunitas Czech-Style Pilsner, $5
Ithaca Flower Power IPA, $6
Stone Smoked Porter, $6
Brooklyn Lager, $5
Two Brothers Cain & Ebel Red Rye Ale, $5
Doc's Cider, $5
Avery Ellie's Brown Ale, $6
Ommegang Three Philosophers, $8
River Horse Tripel Horse, $7
Victory Storm King Stout, $6


All American: Narragansett Lager and Ancient Age bourbon, $6
Machete in Space: Tecate and Cabeza Blanco tequila, $7
National Anthem: Brooklyn Lager and Old Grand-Dad Bonded bourbon, $8
Dark & Bitter: Victory Storm King Stout and Ramazzotti amaro, $9
Beer Eye on the Straight Rye: Two Brothers Cain & Ebel Red Rye Ale and Sazerac 6-year rye, $10
Bucket of Boilermakers: Six pack of Miller High Life and six shots of Buffalo Trace bourbon, $40

Pina Verde at BoilermakerPaul Wagtouicz

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