'Cocktails' on Serious Eats

The Beagle in the East Village: Amazing Food with Cocktails to Match

There are any number of spots with sophisticated food and drink programs, where skilled bartenders work alongside skilled chefs. And we can certainly name a few bars (Terroir, Ardesia) where the small plates are as carefully thought through as the wine list. But we couldn't have named you a place where not only are both cocktail bar and restaurant exemplary (even destination-worthy), but they also complement each other—where a clear degree of thought is put into their pairing, not just their separate programs. That's what we found at The Beagle. More

Bar Eats: Mulberry Project

The early coverage of Mulberry Project, a speakeasy-style bar in Little Italy that opened in frigid January by Matty Gee (formerly Milk & Honey and Boom Boom Room), revolved around the unique cocktails, mixed on the fly in a collaboration between imbiber and bartender. Now that the weather is warmer, Mulberry's cozy back patio has become one of the best places in the city for an early evening drink and bite, when the atmosphere is noticeably more relaxed and subdued. More

Mix It Up: The Joey Ramone at Peels

Anyone who spent time on the Bowery twenty years ago would barely recognize it today—boutique hotels, luxury condos, and restaurants galore. Peels is the latest edition to 2010's Bowery, occuping a bi-level space on the corner of East 2nd Street,... More

Mix It Up: The Painful Itch at Painkiller

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] On a three-day summer weekend with the weather forecast predicting temperatures well into the 90's, a super-cold, super-icy drink sounds mighty appealing. My mind starts wandering to drinks made with crushed ice—juleps, swizzles—and also those fabulous... More

Mix It Up: The Counting Room

[Photograph: Laren Spirer] When Vince Favella first told me about the place he was opening with partners Doria Paci and Ruth Tranter, I imagined a cozy nook in Williamsburg, serving craft cocktails, well-selected wine and beer, and a small... More

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