Published November 19, 2013
Cocktails by the Barrel on the LES
Tonight, you may encounter one of these things:
—Original photos of Mick Jagger.
—A paper bag with this quote: “If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in heaven, then I shall not
go.” —Mark Twain
—Barrels full of booze.
Okay, you got us. By “one of these things,” we really mean “all of these things”...
, an LES whiskey haven inspired by a legendary ex-girlfriend, now soft-open.
Two guys with glorious beards are running this operation. You’ll see ’em. Both dated a muse named...
yes, Rochelle. In her honor, they’ve created a place to drink whiskey
. A place with arched wood ceilings and marble tables and
antique mirrors and... tons of whiskey.
Two prime ways to go here: 1. The Breukelen
, a bourbon-based cocktail aged in a barrel for six
weeks. 2. A finger of one of their whiskeys of the week—like the Heaven Hill, a bourbon from the Bluegrass
State’s only remaining family-owned distillery. (Pro tip: wash either one down with foie-gras-and-pancetta PB&Js
One other thing: there’s a hush-hush spot below Rochelle’s called 205.
It’s a lounge that’s
red, black and sexy all over, and you may have a shot of getting down there if you behave yourself.
Or if you don’t.
205 Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002