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EVERY DAY: 5 P.M. - 1 A.M.
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Adjacent to the self-proclaimed “inauthentic Asian” restaurant Smallwares, Barwares’ focus is, unsurprisingly, on booze. Rather than residing on separate lists, sake, wine and beer are mixed together under categories like “rich,” “fruity” and “earthy,” while the abbreviated cocktail menu is composed of spirit-driven cocktails titled, simply, “The Whiskey,” “The Gin” and “The Rum.” Carrying on the theme of improvisational Asian, and taking cues from the kitchen, the bar stocks ingredients usually reserved for culinary use like kaffir lime and garam masala. A fireplace and an overstuffed orange couch are congruous with the quirk, but in a most comfortable, unimposing way.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • full menu
What to drink
The Gin (kaffir lime gin, berry shrub, lime, blanc de blanc) or the Hemingway Daiquiri.