Already known as one of the city’s most dependable whiskey bars, Seven Grand upped its own ante by constructing a quiet back-room library modeled after a Japanese whisky den. The walls are adorned with dust-covered taxidermy, and Coltrane records spin on an antique gramophone in the corner. Guests are guided through a thick tome filled with a globe-spanning variety of whiskey, which can be sampled in small crystal snifters. As for the cocktails, Jackalope keeps things simple and centered on the whiskey, offering only a Manhattan, an Old-Fashioned and a traditional Highball (served with Japanese whisky and soda water). In contrast to the rowdier, more populist Seven Grand, Jackalope is a refined respite for those who consider whiskey serious business.
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- craft cocktails
- lots of whiskey
What to drink
Buzz the small button marked with Japanese characters on the door outside. A host will greet you and arrange a table for you while you wait at Seven Grand’s main bar.
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