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Soho is filled with amazing restaurants, but it doesn’t have a great bar,” says Craig Markham, spokesman for the new Crosby Street Hotel. Fans of Fanelli’s and Pegu Club might beg to differ, but there’s always room for another watering hole, this one running the entire width of the hotel’s ground floor, from Crosby Street to a garden-fronted entrance on Lafayette. The Crosby Bar makes no distinction between bar and restaurant (or restaurant and room-service menus), which means you can eat or drink anywhere in the high-ceilinged space, at any hour of day, from a gluten-free breakfast of organic steel cut oats with seasonal-fruit compote to a proper English tea. The eclectic cocktail list - formerly with Marshall Altier at the helm - is intoxicatingly broad, with drinks that pay tribute to mixologists dead and alive, utilizing such esoteric ingredients as mango ice, Bokers bitters, and graham cracker crust.