Published on July 3rd, 2014 | by Adrienne


Grand Banks

Grand Banks is your new summer drinking destination.  With delicious cocktails and oysters served on the deck of a historic wooden sailboat, how could it not be?  Topside, you can enjoy drinks created by our friend Rene Hidalgo (also of Lantern’s Keep), while below decks you’ll find a maritime museum.  The location in Tribeca, right off North Moore Street, is just a few blocks from the subway, making it a great spot for after work drinks.  The daytime hours (they plan to open at noon) make it a great choice for weekend (or weekday!) drinking too.

Due to a quirk in Grand Banks’ liquor license, the menu features low-ABV (Alcohol By Volume) cocktails, with ingredients like vermouth, sherry and amaro – perfect for drinking in the sun. Think the Champagne Cobbler – which combines bubbly with seasonal berries – or the perennially delicious Pimm’s Cup.  Each evening there will be one hard-alcohol cocktail available as well, like the Java Swizzle, which includes light rum, lime, simple syrup and Borghetti espresso liqueur.  There is also a good selection of beers and wines by the glass.

Good for: Low Key Date – Casual Drinks – Cocktails & Oysters – Happy Hour  – Weekend Day Drinking – After Work Drinks

Reservations: Accepted  |   Max Group Size: N/A
Food: Small Plates  |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes

The bar in progress on the deck of Grand Banks





Pier 25, just off N. Moore Street and the West Side Highway


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Daily, thru the end of October
12-12 (3-11pm during the first few weeks)


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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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