649 E 9th St
New York, NY 10009
When Mace arrived in the East Village in the spring of 2015, the neighborhood had long ago established its reputation as the craft cocktail epicenter of New York. And yet the bar, helmed by a trio of cocktail veterans, stands out among its speakeasy and sake lounge neighbors. The menu sticks to 12 cocktails, all of which are similar in their spice-driven element (drinks are named after spices and seeds: saffron, chia seed, barley seed, coriander, star anise, etc). There's a tiny selection of snacks too, and a few craft beers and wine.