collection of over 1,000 bottles produced around the world may be daunting but our barkeepers and an encyclopedic volume of distilled spirits will help you choose. We also offer innovative cocktails; an extensive list of classic drinks; and a limited menu are also served.
The Library of Distilled Spirits is a partnership with Dushan Zaric, the cocktail mastermind behind the world-famous New York bars, Employees Only and Macao Trading Co. He is widely recognized as a pioneer in craft bartending; his innovative work behind the bar has revolutionized the art of the cocktail. Zaric specializes in re-interpreting classic cocktails with cutting edge mixology techniques and extraordinary ingredients. Forbes Magazine and Forbes.com named Dushan one of 50 most influential Tastemakers for 2014 for his work.
As a co-founder of The American Bartending Institute of New York, Zaric coaches and inspires future generations via staff training and workshops that are as powerful as his beverage programs. In 2014, he was celebrated for his passion and commitment to teaching the craft when he was awarded Best Mentor at the biggest annual spirit conference in the country, Tales of the Cocktail.
Designed by Dutch East, the bar’s glowing, floor-to-ceiling liquor library shelves are the focal point of the Library of Distilled Spirits’ interior. Found vintage captain’s chairs and small tables scattered around the room offer a relaxing environment for daytime enjoyment or a lively cocktail scene at night. White glass lamps encased in brass line the walls and zinc bar top, casting an inviting glow visible through the street-facing windows. A heavy wood communal library table sits at the center of the room, beneath a large three-tiered chandelier fitted with bulbous glass sconces, offering a comfortable space for groups to gather.