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“Amazing cocktails, friendly barkeepers”
Review of Pegu Club

Pegu Club
Ranked #2,622 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Asian
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Amazing cocktails, friendly barkeepers”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This is probably THE place to go to in NYC for outstanding cocktails.
Very stylish cocktail lounge with a long bar and some tables for couples or smaller crowds. Staff is very friendly and the barkeepers are really knowledgable. My favorite drink of the night was the French Pearl but whatever I orderer there, everything was just delicious. - Highly recommendable!
For first-timers: the entrance might be a little hard to find but it is well worth the effort ;-)

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 333CD
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“One of our favourite bars...”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Pegu Club was fantastic the atmosphere was great and the decor was gorgeous and it was easily one of our favourite bars.

We both had cocktails, Long Island and mojito and they were delicious.
We also tried some of the calamari which was great.

It's a brilliant bar. Definite must visit if in SoHo.

Thank ChloeGW
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denver, co
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Legendary Cocktails and Spectacular Service!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Truth is, I was there on a girl's weekend and we are all 40 year old soccer moms. While I like to believe that I'm still 28 at heart, honestly, I was a bit nervous to go to a hip cocktail lounge. We bellied up to the bar and immediately Paul, the Mixologist Master Extraordinaire, helped walk us through the menu and got us to try some amazing drinks that we would have never ordered on our own. The crowd, while generally young and very NY, were so friendly and everyone up and down the bar became fast friends. It has the décor and ambiance of an elite lounge, but the atmosphere was fun and friendly. I did see some couples cozied up at little tables and couches, it would be a great place for a romantic cocktail as well. Between Paul, the patrons and the amazing cocktails, we had a night to remember!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JMRDenver
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Exquisite cocktails”
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.

Visited February 2014
Thank Lydia M
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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“New York Lounge Pegu Club Serves Up Godly Cocktail Menu”
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

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Jack N
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