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Suffolk Arms

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269 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002 40.721648 -73.984664
at Suffolk St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-475-0400 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Hot Spot, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Liz Clayman

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Official Website

suffolkarms.com

Hours

Daily, 5pm-3am

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.; F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Third-generation barman Giuseppe Gonzalez worked at several notable cocktail bars including Flatiron Lounge, Dutch Kills and Pegu Club before opening his own place, so he’s got the bonafides to make a great whiskey sour, and a New Yorker’s imperative to get it done frothier — and faster — with a Blendtec blender. The menu pays homage to the modern cocktail revival, with classic cocktails attributed to the mixologist and bar that created Gonzalez’s favorite versions, but some of the best are his own original recipes. Gonzalez has two full menu pages dedicated to caffeinated cocktails. The Duke of Suffolk is a take on Irish coffee that you kick yourself for not having thought of, made with gin, a blend of English Breakfast and Earl Grey Teas, and topped with an ethereal foam of cream and sugar. The blenders are put to work for the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog, with fresh carrot and cucumber juices spiked with Pimms and Scotch. And while the drinks are crafted, the atmosphere is British pub, with a New York veneer. The outside is Mets blue and orange, and the dark wood interiors are adorned with 80 plus sketches of almost all distinctly Gotham personalities, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ed Koch, Joey Ramone and Sonia Sotomayor. Head there early, and you’ll hear soul and 80s pop; later in the night the music veers punk and old-school hip hop. The food menu is Lower East Side eclectic, with matzo ball soup, Thai chili wings, and a chopped cheese sandwich. After you’ve tucked in, you won’t wait long for your next drink — the service is hyper attentive and cocktails are mixed up quickly. New Yorkers do hate to wait.

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