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“Exquisite cocktails”
Review of Pegu Club

Pegu Club
Ranked #2,565 of 13,936 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Asian
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
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Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Reviewed 14 March 2014

My partner and I are cocktail nerds, so a cocktail tour was top of our New York itinerary. So, to say that Pegu Club was on of the top three bars that we visited is no small accolade!

I tried a Douglas Fir Gimlet and a Falling Leaves, both of which went straight to the top of my "Favourite cocktails ever" list. Both were just beautiful. Meanwhile my partner had the first Sazerac he has ever fully enjoyed.

The service was friendly and high quality and the surroundings are very nice, but it's the drinks that really matter and they absolutely shine.

Thank Lydia M
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Quick New York Weekendtripper: Can you recite a correct definition for the term, ‘mixologist’? Too late. According to the Douglas Harper’s etymology dictionary, the term ‘mixologist’ dates back to 1856, and was used as jocular slang for ‘mix’; ending from the sciences. The 19th century definition still rings true today, being the term used to define barkeeps known as, ‘mixologists’: individuals who intensely study the craft of drink making.

In other words, mixologists are the mix-master-bar gods of the alcohol universe, studying ancient mixing techniques and recipes as doctors.

So, if you’re in New York and yearning for social experimentation; looking to experiment with new hangouts; new mixologists (of course); new crowds, Weekendtrips highlights the Pegu Club: a must-try mixology bar in New York City.

Known as the ‘gatekeepers’ of classic cocktail culture, and the end of the day relish in the fine art of making drinks, Pegu Club was founded by Audrey Saunders, the brainchild behind Bemelmans Bar’s drink list. Saunders built the Pegu Club in effort to bring back ‘the art of a well-made drink’; taking pride in doing the little things well. Pegu Club was voted one of the best bars in Manhattan in 2007 by New York magazine.

All drinks are made with fresh ingredients – just the way every mixology bar should make them. Expect to see Pegu Club use and squeeze fresh lemons, limes, grapefruits, to just name a few by hand, into your cocktail — ooh la la. You’ll find everything from drinks like that of the Gin-Gin Mule, spiced with home-made beer, all the way down to the Old Cuban, a champagne mojito, along with the traditional Tantris Sidecar, multi-layered with cognac and the list goes on. As per price range: Cocktails go for an average of $14; champagne drinks go for an average of $18.

Located in 77 West Houston Street in Greenwich Village, a boho neighborhood famous for seeding the city’s top artists, Pegu Club takes after a 1940s speakeasy. The entrance is subtle and you’ll have to walk up a flight of stairs to reach your destination. Lounge hours are from Sunday – Wednesday 5pm – 2am; Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 4am.

For more information: http://weekendtrips.com/2013/new-york-lounge-pegu-club-serves-up-a-night-youll-never-forget

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Thank Jack N
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stopped by this hidden, dark club for pre-dinner drinks. The menu has creative cocktails and wine. We only stayed for one round of drinks, but we did sip each other's drink choices. The creations were really good! The atmosphere was relaxed and cool. I hope to make it back next time we're in NYC!

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Thank OneBagJustForShoes
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Pegu Club is our go-to when we are in the city - the bartenders are great, their drinks are top quality, and the food is just enough. My bf had their scallop sliders and I had the little egg sandwiches. The drinks were great - I always have the French Pearl, and the bf loves their Pegu Club cocktail. They open around four, and the early evening hours are less crowded and more laid back. If you like cocktails, small bites of really good food, and a laid back atmosphere, Pegu Club is for you!

Thank Ingrid J
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We would never have found Pegu without a recommendation. Hidden away up a narrow stair is a fun and trendy cocktail bar. Lovely stake, a great cocktail menu and intimate surroundings. Perfect for a per dinner treat

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