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Winter is Coming: Take a Game of Thrones Cocktail Tour of NYC

Game of Thrones fans, it’s been a rough year. We’ve all been not-so-patiently waiting to find out what happened to poor Arya Stark, or whether the Wildlings made it over that wall. Now that the show is finally returning next Sunday, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a toast. And, turns out we’re not the only ones — some of our favorite NYC watering holes are getting in on the action. Read below to find out where you can sip on delicious GoT-inspired drinks, and raise your glass to Westeros.

If you find yourself all the way downtown, head to Black Hound Bar & Lounge to try the Khaleesi, a fizzy concoction made with vodka, strawberries, and, of course, prosecco.

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Quote-Worthy Cocktails

Black Hound Bar & Lounge is a modern Battery Park City bar with drinks inspired by noteworthy thinkers like Ernest Hemingway and Winston Churchill.

History’s great minds—from writers and poets to politicians and prodigies—aren’t above indulging in alcohol’s alluring effects. Black Hound Bar & Lounge (right), a modern Battery Park City watering hole, reminds us of this tipsy truth with a menu of cocktails inspired by the boozy musings of noteworthy thinkers. The Moveable Feast (rye, Amaro Montenegro, Luxardo Fine) is paired with Ernest Hemingway’s quip—“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”—while Painting as a Pastime (vodka, pistachio syrup, ginger, lime) comes with an assurance from Winston Churchill that he has “taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of [him].”

Serious Eats

Ask a Bartender: What’s the Best Cocktail Name You’ve Ever Come Up With?

I’d have to think that while inventing cocktails is an exciting, creative part of a bartender’s job, naming them is just as fun. Sometimes you go simple, sometimes punny; sometimes historical, sometimes long-winded. We asked 17 bartenders about the best cocktail name they’ve ever come up with. Here’s what they had to say.

Volleyball Scene in Top Gun

“When I first opened Mulberry Project I named the best whiskey drink on the menu ‘Volleyball Scene in Top Gun.’ So I had a bunch of guys coming up and saying Hey man can I get another volleyball scene in Top Gun. A close second is a drink I onced named ‘Paper Plate’ once.” — Jeremy Strawn (Black Hound Bar & Lounge)

Serious Eats

Ask a Bartender: What Behavior Gets Someone Kicked Out of Your Bar?

If you start a bar fight, or threaten the cocktail waitress, or pass out in a corner, you can expect to be promptly removed. But what about lesser offenses? We asked 15 bartenders what behavior will get someone kicked out of their drinking establishments. Here’s what they had to say.

Ordering Drinks Named After Sexual Acts

“Ordering drinks named after sexual acts and porn stars. We should be better at drinking with age; if you are 40 and ordering a blow job shot, you shouldn’t go out in public.” — Jeremy Strawn (Black Hound Bar & Lounge)

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Pub Crawl Brooklyn’s review of The Black Hound in Manhattan’s Battery Park City

A cocktail bar in Battery Park City, one block south of the World Financial Center at 301 South End Avenue.  This part of town does not have many bars, so The Black Hound is a welcomed addition to the area.  The main bar area greets patrons and then there’s a small lounge area just beyond the main bar area.  Friendly staff, tasty cocktails and a small-but-quality craftbeer selection make this place enjoyable.

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Black Hound Bar & Lounge

Why? More good cocktails in the Financial District.

Battery Park City: Best known for its really nice movie theater and, well, that’s pretty much it, fun-wise. But that’s nothing a few cocktails can’t fix, and that’s exactly what’s happening with the addition of a few key bars to the hood, including The Dead Rabbit and Black Hound Bar & Lounge. The Hound is the work of the Mulberry Project’s cocktail honcho, Jeremy Strawn, who’s thrown down the gauntlet, cocktail-speaking: The menu has a literary bent, with drinks like the Curse of Lono (Hunter S. Thompson), Hour Glass (Yeats) and Moveable Feast (you know this one) — plus a Manhattan that’s been barrel-aged for 100 days. There’s also eclectic grub like paté and flatbreads, all served in a speakeasy vibe that’ll suit both aspiring scribes and local bankers alike.

Daily News

Black Hound Bar & Lounge is a welcome destination in Battery Park City, with literary-themed cocktails and pub grub

Owned by mixologist Jeremy Strawn, the bar on South End Ave. aims for a ‘female-friendly crowd’

When you think of artfully dim lounges serving inventive cocktails, you probably don’t think of Battery Park City. That neighborhood — cut off from the rest of Manhattan by the West Side Highway — of anonymous high-rises and workaday commuters has never been much of a destination to eat or drink, except to maybe grab a slice on the way back to the cubicle or have an after-work beer at one of the area’s generally dingy pubs. Continue reading

Daily News

Getting ‘lit’ at the Black Hound

Note: This review appeared in the Sunday print edition of the Daily News.

When you think of artfully dim lounges serving inventive cocktails, you probably don’t think of Battery Park City. That neighborhood — cut off from the rest of Manhattan by the West Side Highway — of anonymous high-rises and workaday commuters has never been much of a destination to eat or drink, except to maybe grab a slice on the way back to the cubicle or have an after-work beer at one of the area’s generally dingy pubs. Continue reading

Serious Eats

Ask a Bartender: Are There Cocktail Trends You Hate?

Just as with fashion or music, trends come and go in the drinking world. Some, most of us would agree, are for the better—greater attention to cocktail programs at restaurants, an increasing number of small-batch producers—but others, we could do without.
Cocktails on tap, alcoholic foams, beer cocktails, Fernet: just a few of the trends some of our bartenders would do away with. Check out the slideshow to see what fads they wish would just pass already.

Foams

“I am just glad to see foams are going away and also molecular mixology. I would prefer to drink my booze without gelatin.” — Jeremy Straw