New York, NY 10009
- Daily 6pm-4am
Village Voice's Description
One step into Elsa, and you're immediately welcomed by a warm reflection of candles glowing against walls and greeted by friendly staff that hands you decorative menus. It's a joint populated by late 20-somethings who meet with old friends or impress dates after work. It carries a speakeasy feel, and the bar is known for its house cocktails, especially the J.M. Jensins, which is a magic blend of gin, Pimm's No. 1, cucumber, lime, Velvet Falernum, and ginger ale. Besides cocktails, three beers are on tap: Six Point Crisp Lager, Ommegang Rare Vos, and Flying Dog Raging Bitch. Also find four selections of absinthe and finger foods if you get a little hungry. Most beverages are served in mason jars, accenting their vintage yet unassuming atmosphere. If you sit by the bar, be sure to admire the intricate details of a large sewing machine stationed in the middle of the counter. --Briana Cheng
Tips from foursquare
Order the herbaceous Broken Mirror Skyscraper. A mix of absinthe, lime & muddled mint—w/ dandelion & burdock bitters—is chilled with slow-melting ice. It’s one of our #100best dishes & drinks of 2011.
The Village Voice voted this Best ‘Mixology’ Place That You Can Actually Get Into in our Best Of New York Poll!
My favorite cocktail bar, singlehandedly responsible for my interest in mixology. Get the SM Jenkins or the Death of a Ladies Man.
Really nice staff. Order The New Partner.
If you're like me, you'll like the "black book". Jalepeño + bourbon + cinnamon. I'd drop my pants for it. Beware though, it's really really spicy
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