Monthly Archives: September 2014

A review of Copper & Oak on Manhattan's Lower East Side

Located at 157 Allen Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Copper & Oak, is a serious whiskey and cognac bar. No mixed drinks here, just straight up liquor, hundreds of types (also, three beers and two wines).  Very small space.  Menu is read off of a kindle.  If you’re a fan of amber-colored liquid, you need to include Copper & Oak on your next LES NYC bar crawl sooner rather than later!

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NYC bars we've visited recently

Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to visit Lower East Side’s 151 and Copper & Oak and the Financial District’s Cedar Local.  151 feels similar to the other incarnations in this space (Rivington 151, etc.).  It’s a cocktail bar from the same folks as East Village’s Death & Co (photo of 151 below).  Copper & Oak and Cedar Local are both interesting spots and we’ll have our take on those NYC bars in the coming days.

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A review of Corkbuzz Chelsea Market in Manhattan

Located in the Chelsea Market Building (at 15th St. & 9th Ave) in Manhattan’s Chelsea, Corkbuzz opens its second location.  Much smaller than their Union Square location, Corkbuzz Chelsea Market has a small bar area in its front half; and a seating area in back that consists mainly of three stairs of stadium-style seating.  The space felt a bit cramped during our visit.  Open from 1pm until 1am, Corkbuzz Chelsea Market offers 24 wines by glass and nearly 50 out of the bottle; a small selection of beer and wine available as well.  Food menu offers small bites.  The spot is worth a visit next time you’re at Chelsea Market.

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