The local bar scene is a reflection of the personality of a neighborhood, so it’s no surprise that the options for cocktails near One Wall Street are teeming with character, history, and destination-level features like the best gin library in town or views of a nine-story atrium. After all, this is the New Downtown, where the heart of the city has been shifting, bringing locals the best of the best—though some might argue that since the days of old New York, Manhattan’s true pulse has always been here.
Tom Colicchio’s Bar Room at The Beekman is situated at the base of an atrium that is both the architectural core of the building and the place to find an expansive, vertical indoor space on a winter’s night. Alex Van Buren of Condé Nast Traveler recommends the James DeVille cocktail made from bourbon and absinthe, but makes an important note about the food too, explaining that “this is the rare bar with great New American cuisine. Expect updated classics like a beautiful baked Alaska, salmon à la Oscar, and chicken fricassée with morels and ramps.”
Another visual stunner of a bar near the Lower Manhattan condos at One Wall Street is The Lovelace. Located just across from the famous Stone Street strip, this bar takes its art-deco atmosphere and its gin seriously. Known for their Sunday Boozy Brunch with live jazz, this is another go-to nightspot you might want to revisit in the light of day for the jumbo crab omelet paired with unlimited mimosas or bloody Marys. It’s also the perfect romantic spot, with intimate leather banquettes where you can sample some of the finest gins in the world when it’s cold outside. Try the Spanish-style gin and tonic cocktails like the Skellig Rocks featuring Dingle Original Gin, lemon, and blackberries.
Nearby on Water Street is Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon’s The Dead Rabbit, a bar that is so much more than quintessentially Irish. Rather, it’s an Irish vision realized in New York and combines the inspiration, meticulousness, and expertise of two Irishmen who came here surrounded with accolades —McGarry has been named “international bartender of the year”—partnered with Downtown New York’s energy and sense of history. In the downstairs taproom, you’ll find the perfect pint of Guinness, a wide array of whiskeys, and a prime rib roast on Sundays accompanied by live Irish music from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Each of these spots is worthy of a cab ride from points north, but for residents of One Wall Street, these world-class gems will be your local go-to’s in Lower Manhattan, where being a regular can be a thing of wonder too. Contact us to learn more about One Wall Street’s condominium residences and the vibrant Downtown community that awaits you.