Is Employees Only the best bar in the world? Serious cocktail enthusiasts seem to think so. And so do other bartenders from around the world – and local bar workers after their shifts — who stop by to pay homage to this much-lauded drinkery West Village. The suave, white-jacketed bar team cranks out top-notch classic cocktails like the Rittenhouse Rye Manhattan flavored with Grand Marnier, and custom creations like the Fraise Sauvage, Fords Gin shaken with wild strawberries and Tahitian vanilla, topped with EO Prosecco di Conegliano Brut.
Dinner and late night food menus offer classy-hotel style appetizers and dinner fare: steaks, oysters, salads and appetizers.
The two-level room is intimate, 1920s Paris-chic, and the atmosphere is carbonated with high class tunes, spontaneous singalongs, and wild good cheer among the well-dressed tipplers packed inside who all become good friends after a few rounds. And it’s open until 4 a.m. Isn’t this what the best bar in the world should be?
Enter this Prohibition-style speakeasy through the psychic’s shop. The owners have also opened a location in Singapore and has plans to open other locations in Austin and Miami soon.
Employees Only’s Steve Schneider talks about one of NYC’s most beloved cocktail revival bars in this video:
510 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014