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Beware the Kraken—usually. But at this hidden lounge, you might order it as a dish of whole, fried Portuguese octopus. Drawing inspiration from early 20th-century Antarctic explorers, Banzarbar specializes in seafood bites and cocktails with nautical names. They include such creations as the Sons of Neptune with rum, aquavit, sesame and angelica root, which features ingredients inspired by explorers’ travels and trade routes. On the tasting menu, five drinks (reliant on low-ABV bases like amaro, sherry and marsala wine) pair with small plates like scallop crudo and cured Spanish mackerel. Your personal drinking expedition starts with finding the bar itself, perched above Freeman’s restaurant with an unmarked door for an entrance.

Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002



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