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It’s Manhattan Season — Here’s Where to Order One in NYC This February

Toast to the city’s namesake cocktail at these nine Manhattan bars

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When it comes to cocktails, sometimes you just want simplicity. It will always be interesting to see a bartender build an intricate drink right in front of you — striking a match to set a spice tincture ablaze above a drink will undoubtedly mesmerize anyone for at least a second — but there are few things better than a well-made classic. And the Manhattan is about as timeless as it gets.

If you’re unfamiliar with a Manhattan, almost everything you need to know is in the name. The classic cocktail’s ingredient ratios mimic the city’s original 2-1-2 area code — two ounces of bourbon, one ounce sweet vermouth, two dashes of bitters — and is often served with rich maraschino cherries as a garnish. It’s straightforward, delicious, and easy to tweak or build upon if you want to put your own spin on it.

In celebration of the Manhattan cocktail, bars across New York City will be serving their own takes on the cocktail featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels and Rye Finished in Rum Casks, resulting in a knockout Manhattan every time.

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Refinery Hotel

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You can cheers to the city while taking in a sky-high view of the Empire State Building at the Refinery Hotel. Choose from the Refinery Rooftop bar, Parker & Quinn restaurant, or Winnie’s Jazz Lounge and enjoy their takes on the classic. To celebrate the Manhattan, all three spots will be offering a Black Manhattan and a Perfect Manhattan. The Black Manhattan features Angel’s Envy alongside amaro, sweet vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, and an orange peel and brandied cherry as garnish. The Perfect Manhattan combines Angel’s Envy with sweet and dry vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, with that same orange peel and brandied-cherry garnish. 

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The Carnegie Club

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This exclusive club, just steps from Central Park and Carnegie Hall, has hosted the longest-running crooner jazz show for the last two decades. Pop in and order a Midnight Manhattan — featuring Angel’s Envy, amaro, aromatic bitters, orange bitters, and garnished with a cherry — and settle into the space for an evening of cocktails, live music, and maybe even a cigar or two. 

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Barn Joo Union Square

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If you’ve been looking for an excuse to bring friends together for a Korean barbecue dinner, now’s the time. Barn Joo’s Union Square location will be serving two renditions of the Manhattan, with names inspired by the Korean love story of The Herdsman and the Weaver, a folk tale of two star-crossed lovers. The Jiknyeo (the daughter of the king of heaven in the story) will feature Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, and earthy soju in place of sweet vermouth, and bitters, while the Gyeonu (the skilled herdsman in the story) will include Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, sweet vermouth, and winter melon bitters. Barn Joo will run these two cocktails for one month starting on January 29.

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The Parlour Room

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Known for its extensive collections of whiskeys, whiskys, and scotch (with over 450 bottles to choose from), it’s no surprise that the Parlour Room is on our list of spots to drink a Manhattan this month. With a well-rounded menu featuring bar bites like deviled eggs and kettle popcorn, as well as dinner options, it’s a place you’ll want to stay for a full meal, too. To celebrate the Manhattan cocktail, they’ll be serving up three different versions of the cocktail featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels: the Classic Manhattan (with sweet vermouth and both orange and transatlantic bitters), the Black Manhattan (with amaro and both orange and aromatic bitters), and the Walnut Manhattan (with sweet vermouth and walnut bitters). If you can’t choose though, don’t worry, they’ll offer the three as a flight. 

Manhatta

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If you ever find yourself in FiDi a little unsure of where to have a drink or dinner, make a mental note of Manhatta. The dinner menu, overseen by Executive Chef Justin Bogle, is constantly evolving and focuses on traditional techniques and locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable meals. Manhatta’s bar is equally impressive, known for putting creative spins on classics and featuring a section of the menu devoted to NYC neighborhood-inspired cocktails. Their standard Manhattan includes both rye and bourbon, sweet vermouth, and raspberry, walnut, and coffee bitters. Ask for a twist on the standard cocktail and order it with Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels all February.

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Perched 101 floors above the city, Peak embodies the concept of dinner with a view. The bar boasts classic-inspired cocktails and an extensive spirit list of over 300 bottles, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to toast to the city from an unbeatable bird’s-eye view. Their signature Angel’s Envy Manhattan is the Say When, which features Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks and vermouth, frozen into a silken concentrate that’s poured at the table until you... wait for it... say “when.” Gather a couple of friends and raise a glass to toast to Manhattan from above the clouds.

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Bartley Dunnes

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Next time you’re in Midtown, make your way over to Bartley Dunnes, an Irish pub inspired by the Dublin bar of the same name. While they’ve nailed the bar food menu (I’ll never say no to a smash burger, disco tater tots, or pigs in a blanket), the real draw is the cocktail menu. Crafted by award-winning mixologists, the cocktail program features fun twists on classics that are worth a try. Their Angel’s Envy Manhattan will certainly follow suit.

T-Squared Social

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Located just steps from Bryant Park, T-Squared Social is a playground for adults. Golf simulators, bowling lanes, Dartsee bays, and mega-screen viewings of sports games might be enough to draw you in, but the menu shouldn’t be ignored. To celebrate the borough they call home, the bar will be serving a Riptide Manhattan, featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, lychee liqueur, bianco vermouth, and aromatic bitters, served in coupe glass with a maraschino cherry garnish. 

Photo by T-Sqaured Social/Liz Clayman Photography

Back Bar

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Tucked inside Hotel Eventi, Back Bar showcases a rotating seasonal menu with over 30 signature cocktails, including favorites like the Five Spice Daiquiri, Sixth Avenue Sazerac, and, of course, the Angel’s Seduction. This unique twist on a Manhattan boasts toasted sesame oil washed Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, a grape and honey liqueur, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters.

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Refinery Hotel

You can cheers to the city while taking in a sky-high view of the Empire State Building at the Refinery Hotel. Choose from the Refinery Rooftop bar, Parker & Quinn restaurant, or Winnie’s Jazz Lounge and enjoy their takes on the classic. To celebrate the Manhattan, all three spots will be offering a Black Manhattan and a Perfect Manhattan. The Black Manhattan features Angel’s Envy alongside amaro, sweet vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, and an orange peel and brandied cherry as garnish. The Perfect Manhattan combines Angel’s Envy with sweet and dry vermouth, orange and aromatic bitters, with that same orange peel and brandied-cherry garnish. 

Photo Courtesy of Refinery Hotel

The Carnegie Club

This exclusive club, just steps from Central Park and Carnegie Hall, has hosted the longest-running crooner jazz show for the last two decades. Pop in and order a Midnight Manhattan — featuring Angel’s Envy, amaro, aromatic bitters, orange bitters, and garnished with a cherry — and settle into the space for an evening of cocktails, live music, and maybe even a cigar or two. 

Photo Courtesy of The Carnegie Club

Barn Joo Union Square

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to bring friends together for a Korean barbecue dinner, now’s the time. Barn Joo’s Union Square location will be serving two renditions of the Manhattan, with names inspired by the Korean love story of The Herdsman and the Weaver, a folk tale of two star-crossed lovers. The Jiknyeo (the daughter of the king of heaven in the story) will feature Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, and earthy soju in place of sweet vermouth, and bitters, while the Gyeonu (the skilled herdsman in the story) will include Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, sweet vermouth, and winter melon bitters. Barn Joo will run these two cocktails for one month starting on January 29.

Photo by Angelica Mora

The Parlour Room

Known for its extensive collections of whiskeys, whiskys, and scotch (with over 450 bottles to choose from), it’s no surprise that the Parlour Room is on our list of spots to drink a Manhattan this month. With a well-rounded menu featuring bar bites like deviled eggs and kettle popcorn, as well as dinner options, it’s a place you’ll want to stay for a full meal, too. To celebrate the Manhattan cocktail, they’ll be serving up three different versions of the cocktail featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels: the Classic Manhattan (with sweet vermouth and both orange and transatlantic bitters), the Black Manhattan (with amaro and both orange and aromatic bitters), and the Walnut Manhattan (with sweet vermouth and walnut bitters). If you can’t choose though, don’t worry, they’ll offer the three as a flight. 

Manhatta

If you ever find yourself in FiDi a little unsure of where to have a drink or dinner, make a mental note of Manhatta. The dinner menu, overseen by Executive Chef Justin Bogle, is constantly evolving and focuses on traditional techniques and locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable meals. Manhatta’s bar is equally impressive, known for putting creative spins on classics and featuring a section of the menu devoted to NYC neighborhood-inspired cocktails. Their standard Manhattan includes both rye and bourbon, sweet vermouth, and raspberry, walnut, and coffee bitters. Ask for a twist on the standard cocktail and order it with Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels all February.

Photo Courtesy Manhatta

Peak

Perched 101 floors above the city, Peak embodies the concept of dinner with a view. The bar boasts classic-inspired cocktails and an extensive spirit list of over 300 bottles, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to toast to the city from an unbeatable bird’s-eye view. Their signature Angel’s Envy Manhattan is the Say When, which features Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks and vermouth, frozen into a silken concentrate that’s poured at the table until you... wait for it... say “when.” Gather a couple of friends and raise a glass to toast to Manhattan from above the clouds.

Photo Courtesy Peak

Bartley Dunnes

Next time you’re in Midtown, make your way over to Bartley Dunnes, an Irish pub inspired by the Dublin bar of the same name. While they’ve nailed the bar food menu (I’ll never say no to a smash burger, disco tater tots, or pigs in a blanket), the real draw is the cocktail menu. Crafted by award-winning mixologists, the cocktail program features fun twists on classics that are worth a try. Their Angel’s Envy Manhattan will certainly follow suit.

T-Squared Social

Located just steps from Bryant Park, T-Squared Social is a playground for adults. Golf simulators, bowling lanes, Dartsee bays, and mega-screen viewings of sports games might be enough to draw you in, but the menu shouldn’t be ignored. To celebrate the borough they call home, the bar will be serving a Riptide Manhattan, featuring Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, lychee liqueur, bianco vermouth, and aromatic bitters, served in coupe glass with a maraschino cherry garnish. 

Photo by T-Sqaured Social/Liz Clayman Photography

Back Bar

Tucked inside Hotel Eventi, Back Bar showcases a rotating seasonal menu with over 30 signature cocktails, including favorites like the Five Spice Daiquiri, Sixth Avenue Sazerac, and, of course, the Angel’s Seduction. This unique twist on a Manhattan boasts toasted sesame oil washed Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, a grape and honey liqueur, sweet vermouth, and aromatic bitters.

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