Mon-Wed, 5:50pm-12:30am; Thu-Fri, 5:30pm-2am; Sat, 11am-2am; Sun, 11am-12:30am
A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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Whitehall is the third and latest installment from the owners of Highlands in their ongoing quest to bring the flavor of the British Isles to Yankee shores. While it may be a stretch to dub this a “Mecca” for gin enthusiasts, Whitehall is definitely a serious house of worship. With thirty-plus bottles of “mother’s ruin” filling the shelves, it’s difficult to think of another bar in the city that rivals the selection. Every style of gin is on hand from London Dry to Genever (and seemingly every variation in between)—making it not just a question of olive or twist. And for those not accustomed to swilling it cold and straight, mixologist John McCarthy has crafted a small, but creative drink menu utilizing Brit staples of fig jams and ciders to name a few.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.