Double Seven

On The Double

New Lounge by Owners of Lotus and Milk & Honey

New York nightlife...from faux zebra seating to scantily costumed cocktail waitresses to celebrity-architect bathrooms, clubs have tried everything to stand apart. Everything, that is, except serve you a drink worth remembering.

Not at the newly opened Double Seven (on 14th Street—hence the name), where the owners of Milk & Honey and Lotus provide a meticulously researched menu of historical drinks (made with fresh fruits and juices) that changes daily. The intricate preparation at the crocodile-embossed leather bar makes you feel like you're watching a mixologist Da Vinci at work.

A wall of 300 hand-blown amber bulbs lights up this low-key but sexy space, and a DJ adapts to the crowd's mood.

Request the Ramos Gin Fizz (not on the menu), a throwback to 1890s New Orleans, with more than a half-dozen ingredients including egg whites, cream and citrus (somehow it's damn good).

Beverage-making is a science here; they use special block ice instead of chips (slower-melting and leaves more room for liquor), offer chocolate pairings and even sex up sobriety with a non-alcoholic cocktail list.

With drinks this memorable, you can expect the wait at the door to be too.

Vitals

Double Seven
411 W. 14th St
(between Washington and 9th)
Meatpacking District
New York, NY 10014
212-981-9099

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