Sometimes a name really tells you all you need to know.
Ham sandwich. Supercar. Beer hall. House of cards.
Wait, here’s a way more magnificent example...
It’s called Gin Palace
, and it’s a darkened chamber
of juniper-infused refreshment from the Death + Company guys, opening
tomorrow in the East Village.
First: these Death + Company guys—they just never stop
. This is their latest in what is obviously some sort of maniacal
quest for total single-alcohol-obsessed drinking domination. Twenty varieties of gin in 15 cocktails,
including a ginger, yucca and lemon number called the Uzi Tenenbaum
And that’s why you’re here—gin, in all its many splendors. The laws of science have bent to your will
to put a Ramos fizz and all eight of its ingredients on tap (also, gin and tonic on tap, and however many
ingredients are in that). So you’ll start there and work your way up to heavier cocktails and maybe some
currywurst or a Scotch egg to fortify.
Your best move is staking out one of the black tufted-leather benches (and stake the hell out of
it—there’s no Death + Company–style door policy here) and marveling at that neon-and-mirror-balled
light sculpture/chandelier while the gin goes to work. In case there’s some confusion, it’s the one in
the floor-to-ceiling cage.
It symbolizes man’s relationship to gin.
95 Ave A
(at 6th St)
New York, NY 10009