Published on August 20th, 2012 | by Dipsology0
Gin Palace is the newest piece of the cocktail trifecta on the corner of 6th and A (the other two being Cienfuegos and Amor y Amargo) from the same team as Death & Co down the street. The entire menu, predictably, is gin-based. The space feels a bit like the Meatpacking has come to Alphabet City, with a three tier black leather tufted sofa of sorts along one wall, a mysterious cage in the middle of the room and golden wings that adorn everything from the light fixtures to the doors when you walk in. There’s a DJ nightly spinning solid tunes, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there was some dancing on that oversize sofa in the wee hours of a Saturday night…
Who: Groups of friends
What: Gin! Including the French 75, a White Negroni and the Old Maid (gin, cucumber, mint, lime), plus the much-talked-about G&Ts on tap (now back after a temporary ban courtesy of the Health Department). For the gin-unconverted, there is a full bar of other spirits as well.
When: Good for late night – it gets super packed on the weekends. Check it out on an off night earlier in the week for a quieter scene.
Good for: Casual drinks – Late night party scene – Groups
Reservations: Not accepted | Max Group Size: N/A
Food: Small Plates | Wine: Yes | Beer: Yes
Details:95 Avenue A
at 6th Street
East Village/Alphabet City