NYC’s Swankiest New Bar

The art is from Jason Pomeranc's personal collection.
Photo: Melissa Hom

Hotel lobby bars are particularly delightful in December, when you can cozy up next to a fireplace with a boozy hot chocolate. (And hey, if it snows, you have an excuse to stay the night.) If you love the bars at the Ludlowthe Marlton, and the Bowery Hotel, you’ll likely feel the same way about John McDonald, Jason Pomeranc, and Steven Eckler’s brand-new Gordon Bar. They collaborated with designer Tara Bernerd to bring the feel of classic uptown bar, like Bemelmans or King Cole, to downtown New York.

The cocktail menu looks stellar — and the space’s lush living wall is the perfect backdrop for drinking a Jerk Drum Toddy, with aged Jamaican rum, all-spice agave, amontillado, pechuga, jerk bitters, cloved orange peel, and cinnamon. The food menu is still in development, but McDonald (Bowery Meat CompanyLure Fishbar …) has developed hearty bar snacks like prosciutto-filled arancini, semolina gnocchi, chickpea fritters, and angus-beef sliders.

By Sierra Tishgart [GrubStreet]



How about a Rittenhouse Rye, with Moroccan bitters and cranberry syrup? Photo: Melissa Hom


The O and X letters are by Grear Patterson. Photo: Melissa Hom


The living wall connects the back space with the outdoors. Photo: Melissa Hom


Sit down, stay awhile. Photo: Melissa Hom

Gordon Bar, SIXTY SoHo at 60 Thompson Street, 212-431-0400

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