Where to Grab a Drink in NYC Right Now
Located in a former gambling den and speakeasy from the 1920s, this underground bar is beneath the bakery Patisserie Chanson. With its drink program led by head bartender Jeremy Le Blanche (Queensyard), at Thyme Bar, he offers elegant drinks and food inspired by botanicals and each served artfully with a touch of wonder. For lovers of elaborate cocktails that arrive in eye-catching vehicles (perhaps with a mysterious smoke and ingredients like charcoal burnt coconut milk?), this place is your jam. Order drinks from two menu sections—Floriography and Le Jardin—with signature items like the Eucalyptus Watercooler (eucalyptus pisco, violet cordial, pineapple) or Chatpata Fizz (mezcal, chatpata soda, pandan). A pre-fixe menu with food pairings is also available, in addition to a la carte dishes like pork belly sliders, black truffle grilled cheese, and desserts like strawberry champagne cake.