What do art, amazing cocktails, scrumptious doughnuts, a DJ spinning some tunes on vintage vinyl, comfort food, and Breaking Bad have in common? The Tuck Room.
If you are looking for a culinary experience with alcoholic beverages, this is a go-to joint. Located on the water’s edge of the Financial District, The Tuck Room will blow your mind with their innovative take on classic and newly made-up cocktails. Plus, every Thursday night they have a live DJ – J-Zone, spinning some tunes on vintage vinyl. Drinks, music, and food? Yes, please.
J-Zone spinning some beats.
Adam Seger, aka The Bar Man at The Tuck Room, has an innovative way to inculcate adult beverages, called The Heizenberg – a Japanese infusion tower. Breaking Bad fans will totally get this reference, but you don’t have to be a fan of that show to enjoy a concoction created by the Heizenberg.
Booze on top, botanicals and liquid nitrogen in the middle is how this baby works.
My poison of choice happens to be bourbon or whiskey. Adam made me an Old Fashioned using a Sour mash bourbon from the Heizenberg Library from back in November. Hand-cut ice, New York State Maple Syrup and home made walnut bitters.
Sour Smash Bourbon from The Heizenberg’s Library.
A Sour-Smash Manhattan
These cocktails change daily, but The Tuck Room has some awesome standards that remain the same. Drink Up NY, Empire State of Mind Manhattan, and Spice and Ice, to name just a few.
Empire State of Mind Manhattan – Hillrock Hudson Valley Estate 20yr Oloroso Sherry Cask Finished Solera Bourbon, Balsam New York State Single Vineyard sweet vermouth, homemade maraschino cherries, Truffe Amere Winter Black Perigord truffle bitters | Connect your inner Wanderlust with El Dorado 21 Year Demerara Rum and 20 Balsam Castello Di Neive Barbaresco Vermouth
Obviously, when one drinks one should eat too. I recommend their Reuben Croquettes.
Reuben Croquettes – crispy pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, “thousand island” sauce.
A great way to end one’s evening is by visiting their hidden Speakeasy. I’m not gonna tell you where… it’s a secret. Inside you will find a room decorated by renowned artist Peter Tunney.
Hidden Room inside The Tuck Room. Art By Peter Tunney
There’s nothing quite like sipping a glass of Madeira that is over 30 years old. It is pretty cool. The Tuck Room boasts a collection of Madeira ranging in years all the way from the 1900s.
The Tuck Room’s Time in a Bottle Madeira Collection
If you have a sweet-tooth like me, you must end your night with their Drunken Doughnuts. Bite-sized doughnuts served with boozy accompaniments, and made right before-your-eyes Drunken Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.
Drunken Doughnuts; Double Dipped Valrhona Chocolate Sea Salt Doughnut Bouche (bite-size) served with the booziest of accompaniments including Boyd & Blair 151 Professional Proof Vodka-Spiked Whipped Cream, Bourbon Dulce de Leche, Boozy House-made Jam, and Drunken Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream.
For me The Tuck Room is not a dinner spot. The food is decent, but the drinks are amazing. You go here for the ambience, awesome cocktails, and music.
For more info please visit their website www.TheTuckRoom.com