Saturday, November 10, 2012

Gin Palace in East Village

While in NYC killing time before dinner, some friends and I decided to go to Gin Palace in East Village-a speakeasy like place. 

We got there a little before 6PM (opening time) and were a bit confused. Dani had been here before and knew we were in the right place but we couldn't quite figure out what was going on (see photo below).
After standing on the corner for a few minutes someone came out and the gates started to open revealing this! 
Dani ordered Uzi Tenenbaum $10 beefeater gin, ginger syrup, zucca, lemon, soda. She enjoyed her drink and I thought it was decent (not a big gin fan here).
I ordered an "Old Maid" $10 gin, lime, simple syrup, cucumber, mint. This was a delicious refreshing drink-loved it even though I don't really like gin that much. No effect on the taste, but a cool feature if you look closely at the photo you can see a big chunk of ice instead of lots of small pieces.  
We decided to order another round of drinks. Police and Thieves $10 gin, pineapple juice, lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon was really good.  The cinnamon was a welcome addition. I don't remember the other drink but it was not as tasty.
The interior is dark, but really cool-I wish I took more photos (great photos here). We were the only ones there since we were so early

This was a fun place. Not being a huge fan of gin, I really enjoyed a few of their drinks. Gin Palace's interior was awesome however, I couldn't find myself here on a crowded night enjoying it.

95 Avenue A
New York, NY
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