Barkeepers and encyclopedic volumes of single spirits will help you navigate the Library of Distilled Spirit’s collection of over 1,000 bottles produced around the world. Innovative cocktails and an extensive list of classic drinks 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.
A native of Los Angeles with Italian heritage, Ron Rosselli’s culinary style combines the multicultural influences of his upbringing with the ethos of acclaimed chefs with whom he has worked over the course of his career.
A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, CA, Rosselli got his start at Daniel Boulud’s esteemed Café Boulud, working alongside an all-star culinary team including Andrew Carmellini, Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, Tien Ho. Rosselli went on to work as Carmellini’s sous chef at A Voce and later helped open Locanda Verde as Chef de Cuisine. In 2014, Rosselli joined The Standard High Line Hotel as executive chef, overseeing all culinary programming for the property.
In 2016, Rosselli was hired as executive chef of APICII hospitality group, where he helms the kitchen at recently debuted Bowery Road and Library of Distilled Spirits in New York City. At Bowery Road, Rosselli serves a market-driven menu of approachable, seasonal and globally-inspired dishes.
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.