Food & Drink

DRINK: The Garret [NYC]

by Kayleigh Clark
Cool ambiance at The Garret

Cool ambiance at The Garret

Remember that nameless bar above Five Guys on Bleecker Street in the West Village?  Well, now it’s a cocktail bar called The Garret–but the mystique is still the same.

You know how I feel about a good cocktail bar, so naturally I had to see what they’ve done to this dive bar.  And it’s super close to my office–win.

Five Guys is still the same, thankfully, and I believe you can still bring it up to the bar, just like old times.  Although whenever I’ve been here it’s been a little crowded so I wouldn’t exactly recommend doing that.

The first time I went (I think I’ve been three times now) it was around 6pm on a Friday and they had some kind of strange island type music playing.  It wasn’t very crowded yet but it gave off a strange vibe with the music.  Needless to say, the next times I went the music was not the same and actually fit better.  Although it was kind of cool…

garret drinks

Because I love whiskey cocktails, I got an Old Fashioned.  I can safely say these cocktails are legit.  Which is exactly what I wanted.  Other times I’ve been I have stuck to beer, but if I want a good cocktail, it’s nice to know I don’t have to go too far.  And can also incorporate Five Guys into the plan!

96 door knobs adorn the bathroom

96 door knobs adorn the bathroom

The Garret
296 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014