I was recently invited to an event by AFAR magazine held at new high end cocktail lounge Pouring Ribbons. It’s located upstairs on Avenue B which is one of the few remaining edgy streets in Manhattan. When you head up the stairs you ascend to a sweet speakeasy like space complete wood paneled walls ,a blue ceilings with cool lighting fixtures hanging down from them and globe shaped lights on the walls. The bar is a nice long old school wooden bar and the space has quite a few small wooden cocktail tables for two.
Pouring Ribbons is all about crafting high end beverages that you want to drink slowly , enjoy them while trying to figure out the co-mingling,y of the favors. It’s not so much for vodka tonics and shots. Fear not though…these drinks pack a punch. For the event they offered 4 cocktails of which I had three, my favorites were a whiskey based one with American Whiskey , orange liquor and bitters and a cool refreshing Twist on a Mojito with Vodka lime pink peppercorn tincture mint..
Pouring Ribbons does have a bar snacks menu, but the event was catered from local establishments including Meatball Shop, Baohaus, and Macaron Parlor. Which was a good thing because they also had a high end Del Maguey Mezcal tasting and I had all six…good thing I ate so many meatballs.
If you’re looking for a great new spot for a date or to try some new cocktail concoctions with friends check out Pouring Ribbons. Of note, service was very good, the mixologists here are pro’s.
Pouring Ribbons is located at 225 Avenue B