Beakers and Bourbon

Cocktails with a side of science? Yes please! Friday night, my friend Manj, the purveyor of cool, planned a night out at Slightly Oliver, the UWS’s newest gastropub. I knew I’d be in good hands when I saw the scientific labware setup in the back.
Our server suggested that I try the Sailor’s Punch, a concoction of rum, bitters, allspice, and a slice of apple. A festive cocktail, perfect for the holiday season. Tastes like Christmas in a cup!

Despite the extensive menu of specialty drinks, I stuck with Christmas for the night.  Amongst other things, my friends tried the Bolliwood Punch and the Goblin Punch, both of which had bold, unique flavors.  The space itself was well decorated, with high ceilings, brickwork, mood lighting, and of course, the aforementioned laboratory. The DJ enhanced the vibe, playing an eclectic mix of rock, 80’s and British tunes. I think I’ve just found my new favorite hangout spot!

What’s your favorite neighborhood bar?

7 Comments on “Beakers and Bourbon”

  1. MY favorite bar is Shorty’s in Hell’s Kitchen. Don’t be discouraged by its proximity to Port Authority. If you’re looking for some authentic philly food wether it be a cheesesteak or broccoli rabe or just a cool pace to watch a game, this is the spot! The owner is a philadelphia native and the staff is really helpful and attentive. Oh, and did a mention a wide array of draft beers? This place is definitely worth checking out!

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