Published on April 4th, 2015 | by Adrienne0
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.
Details:649 East 9th Street
Between Avenue B & C
Monday – Friday
5pm – 2am
Saturday – Sunday
4pm – 2am
Gin, Cucumber Juice, Thai Bird Eye Chili Tincture, Lime Juice, Elderflower Liqueur, Egg White
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