Published on November 10th, 2014 | by Adrienne


Dear Irving

Dear Irving has quickly captured our heart as one of our favorite bars in NYC.

The decor alone is enough to keep us there for one cocktail after another.  As you walk through the bar, you gradually transition from 1950s chic, to a 1920s Art Deco bar, all the way back to a Marie-Antoinette-esque lounge.  But don’t let that distract you from the truly stellar bartending happening here – led by Meaghan Dorman, also of Raines Law Room and Lantern’s Keep.  Whether it’s date night, ladies night, drink after work night, the ambiance lends itself to long conversations and lingering.

The menu features original cocktails like the Hero of Little Venice (one of our co-founder Alexa’s favorites) with root beer, aged rum and an egg, as well as a section of classics.  Certainly anyone on staff will be able to execute any of your favorites as well should they not be on the menu.  There’s also a fairly robust wine offering as well as very chic small plates.  An added bonus, because of the partitioned nature of the space, Dear Irving is a great choice for private events.

Pro Tip: If Tom Richter is working, ask if you can score a bottle of his amazing Tomr’s Tonic.

Good for: Romantic Date – Classic Cocktails – Impressing People – Quiet Drinks

Reservations: Accepted  |   Max Group Size: 6
Food: Small Plates   |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes



55 Irving Place, Union Square 

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Mon-Thurs 5pm-2am
Fri-Sat 5pm-3am
Sunday 5pm-1am

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About the Author

Adrienne is one of the co-founders of Dipsology. When she’s not drinking, sleeping & breathing cocktails, she can be found in Napa, drinking wine instead. You can read about her non-cocktail adventures on her blog and follow her @alstillman.

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