Published on April 4th, 2015 | by Adrienne



Opened on March 30, 2016, Mace Bar offers a menu entirely inspired by spices with a bar program led by Nico de Soto, also of the Experimental Cocktail Club.

Housed in the old Louis 649 space, Mace is the latest addition to the Alphabet City / Avenue C cocktail scene.  Each cocktail on the menu is inspired by a spice – from the eponymous mace to thai chili to paprika – which also line the walls in beautiful bottles collected by co-owner Greg Boehm (of Cocktail Kingdom and Boilermaker) on travels.

There are also small plates by Chef Miguel Trinidad, creator of the Boilermaker burger which is on our list of Best Bar Foods Ever. The food here is more “small plates,” enough to soak up some of the booze, but not quite enough for full dinner.

The narrow space can get tight at peak times, so we recommend you bring a date or 1-2 friends. Or arrive early and snag one of the tables in back.


649 East 9th Street
Between Avenue B & C
Alphabet City


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Monday – Friday
5pm – 2am
Saturday – Sunday
4pm – 2am 

 Opening Menu:

Thai Chili
Gin, Cucumber Juice, Thai Bird Eye Chili Tincture, Lime Juice, Elderflower Liqueur, Egg White

 Cocoa Bean
Banana-Roasted & Cocoa Nibs-Infused Prata Cachaça, Pecan Orgeat, Olive Oil, Salt, Egg

Brown Butter & Hay Fat-Washed Cognac, Chamomile Syrup, Lemon Juice, Champagne

Calvados, Oloroso Sherry, Cumin Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pale Ale

Aperol, Aquavit, Beet Juice, Orange Acid, Young Thai Coconut Cordial, Mace Atomizer

Dark Trinidad Overproof Rum, Jamaican Rum, Batavia Arrack infused with Pandan Leaves, Clarified Milk, Clarified Pineapple Juice, Clarified Lime Juice, Aman Black Tea, Coconut Water, Ginger Juice, 8 Spices

Blanco Tequila, Smoked Paprika & Pea Shrub, Balsamic Vinegar, Verjus, Champagne

Seaweed-Infused Scotch Whisky, Licorice Syrup, Fig Bitters

Cinnamon-Infused Pisco, Merlet Creme de Peche, Oat Gomme, Lemon Juice, Egg White           

Rye Whiskey, Ambrette Bitters, Soy Sauce, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Tobacco Essence

Vodka Fat Washed with Pistachio Oil, Coffee, Cardamom Syrup

White Tea-Infused Mizu Shochu, Grass Cordial

Photo by Scott Gordon Bleicher

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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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