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No Bro-Fisting. Just great cocktails at Middle Branch in NYC.

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Yes sir! I’ll gladly have another!

I’m always up for a quality made libation! Very nice addition to the Murray Hill area close to where I work here in NYC. Middle Branch is the sister speakeasy cocktail joint to downtown Little Branch. Lacking the bro-fisting that is normally seen in bars around these parts it’s a classier choice to score a liquid refreshment. Heck, “Home On The Range” is a terrific cocktail, and at $12 a bit cheaper here than at most speakeasies in NYC!

Been here a few times now for an after work cocktail. As it’s kind of hidden in what looks to be just another residential brownstone you can easily walk by, but it’s not all that hard to find. There is a plaque on the face of the building with the letters MB along with a wrought iron fence that surrounds it. As it’s a two story place the open windows with patrons seen drinking during warmer weather kind of gives it away. Continue reading No Bro-Fisting. Just great cocktails at Middle Branch in NYC.

Miracle on 9th Street in NYC – have a cocktail with Bad Santa!

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Holiday music non-stop, super boozy drinks, and it looks like Christmas threw up in here! Pure love! Miracle on 9th Street in NYC is so much win!

This pop up bar concept that is all things Christmas, and Hanukkah too, is just all kinds of awesome! I’m all about the cheesy and kitschy bars and this theme here is so over the top that it wins on so many levels. It’s only open for a short time and actually closing today so be sure to get there early and partake in many awesome libations that will warm the cockles of your heart and send you home with a buzz. After this they are transforming into a full time bar based on spiced cocktails. Not too sure how that will go but I’m all for keeping the holiday theme all year round! How wonderful would it be in the hot humid summer to drop into an AC cooled Christmas environment for a cold cocktail listening to Bruce Springsteen sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town? Continue reading Miracle on 9th Street in NYC – have a cocktail with Bad Santa!

Put a little Amor y Amargo into your sexy NYC life!

Photo credit - Amor y Amargo
Photo credit – Amor y Amargo

I get Bitter just knowing that such an eloquent cocktail emporium is but just a short trek from wherever I am in the city, yet I must be discreet and not let my one true love discover my Amor y Amargo on the side. I meet up with her in the cozy and intimate confines of her abode down in the East Village of NYC.

She will be truly hurt if she finds out about the Sharpie Mustache that my Bitter mistress has drawn on my lips many times. If she knows what we have done in our stolen private moments she will not try to Dismember The Pain that will be inflicted on my body. Our love will be a Casualty that is gone but not Forgotten.

Alas, I am just a Smut Peddler that can’t forgive who I really am. It is a Bitter pill to swallow as can be expected with a Burning Bush.

Call me Old Fashioned but maybe I can win her back with Diamonds & Guns. Perhaps as time goes by she will not be as Bitter. If not, I will just ride off into the sunset on my Wagon Wheel. Continue reading Put a little Amor y Amargo into your sexy NYC life!

Sample a cocktail in Brooklyn NYC and enjoy the vibe.

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Photo credit – Yelp

Every once in a while I wander the streets of Brooklyn NYC looking for new spots to discover for my drinking pleasures. Sometimes I prefer a small cozy candle lit bar with an artsy vibe. Soft music playing. Just to chill out over quiet conversation, or to be lost alone in my thoughts. Not too long ago a friend recommended Sample for us to go get a drink and chat after the recent event we were at. From the outside it’s a nondescript looking place. Walking inside it was narrow and darkly lit, which suited my mood perfectly. It was nearing closing time but we took a few seats at the bar anyway and looked over the drink list which is printed on these small strips of paper on a stand. Very “shabby chic” style. She pointed to one and told me how good it was when she was here last time. I had no preconceived notion of what I was hankering for so hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans do! Continue reading Sample a cocktail in Brooklyn NYC and enjoy the vibe.