Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Breslin and the Summit Bar
Location #1: 133 Avenue C, The Summit Bar, NYC
Location #2: 16 west 29th street, The Breslin, NYC
After a long hard day of imbibing and learning at the Benedictine mixer and then attending the Macallan tasting, me and the cocktail posse walked around the corner to the Summit bar (top photo) for a few libations. I had the Estrella Damm Lager and the Black Bottle whisky to please my thirst. The Summit Bar is a beautiful addition to the East Village and offers a great atmosphere along with a dynamic cocktail menu. Between Louis 649 and The Summit, the E.V. is experiencing the return of the cocktail experience!
After we caught up with the rest of our friends, we made our way to the Breslin. I was very pleased when I walked inside this delightful bar and dining room. The atmosphere correlated with the antique oak designed bars, classic moldings, and tiled flooring.
What else is great about this place? The cask-conditioned ale's, the simple but delicious gin and tonic menu, and the super creative cocktail list designed by Aisha Sharpe from Contemporary Cocktails.
Aisha balanced out the spirits with house made syrups, fresh juices(made daily),bitters, and assorted liqueurs. I highly suggest that you make your way over to this beauteous Brittish bar and dining room.
Needless to say that I was ready for some shut eye at this point. I went home happy with my little ole taste buds satisfied.
Photo Credits: The Summit Bar and The Breslin
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