In a neighborhood already stocked with exceptional cocktail bars—Mayahuel, PDT, Amor y Amargo, Summit Bar, Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos, to name just a few—Pouring Ribbons more than holds its own. Perched atop an Avenue B liquor store, the bar is the work of Troy Sidle (of Chicago’s Violet Hour), Toby Maloney (Milk & Honey) and Joaquín Simó (Death & Co.). Forgoing the laundry-list approach to cocktail menus, they offer just 15 to 20 seasonal drinks. And in place of detailed explanations, they’ve drawn two gradients to place them—from comforting to adventurous, and from refreshing to spirituous.
This review appears in the print edition of the April 2013 issue. Like what you just read? Subscribe now.
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