• My boyfriend and I wanted to check out Employees Only after watching “Hey Bartender” on Netflix, a documentary that follows a few of the top bartenders in the world, especially paying attention to the mixologists at the world renowned Employees Only in West Village.
  • It’s a tiny little joint with the bar at front and restaurant in the back. I’ve never been to the restaurant but have checked out the bar a few times, always jam packed!
  • I suppose if you go early enough you can snag a seat but regardless of how crowded it gets, the bartenders make sure to always pay attention to you, get your orders and refill when needed. And the drinks…. do. not. disappoint. Totally worth the hype!
  • Ginger Smash

    • Whole cranberries, thin slices of ginger root, sugar, fresh lemon juice, wet gin, Berentzen apple liqueur
    • Similar to a dark and stormy, this drink is heavy on the ginger and does not disappoint. What’s nice is how fresh the ginger is and that you get little chunks of it near the bottom. I’ve sipped many of the other drinks as well that similarly do not disappoint;)

    Quiet Storm

    • This is their take on a dark and stormy… I’m sorry if you’re not a fan of these drinks but I can’t get enough!! Needless to say there’s is really good here, however I do find myself gravitating towards the ginger smash more often.

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