Featured New Venue: NYC's Analogue
We're checking out VenueBook's newest NYC venue: Analogue. Analogue is a classy NYC cocktail and whiskey bar located on Greenwich Village’s West 8th Street, just north of Washington Square Park. It’s name derives from the analog system used to record and playback vinyl records, but its owners say the swanky bar is also intended to offer an escape from the chaotic digital world we live in today.
Analogue's front siting area, www.analoguenyc.com
Like it’s name, Analogue’s decor pays homage to the past. Oriental rugs and leather couches and armchairs populate the sitting areas, with antique-looking coat hangers perched nearby. When you first walk in, you are greeted by a long, beautiful wooden bar with matching built-in shelves to display the array of specialty craft liquors the skilled bartenders shake and pour to create Analogue’s noteworthy cocktail selection.
Analogue's back room, www.analoguenyc.com
Analogue’s cocktails don’t only amuse your mouth, they amuse your mind with their quirky literary-inspired names like “Dorian Gray” and “Velveteen Rabbit.” There’s something for every liquor lover: rum, bourbon, scotch, cognac, calvados, mezcal, tequila, vodka, gin--Analogue has handcrafted drinks for every taste that pair well with their small bites menu. Order the creatively garnished “Marshall” made with Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Cinnamon Demerara Syrup, Hellfire Shrub, Mole Bitters, and Sherry vinegar. The drink comes served in a lowball glass with a slice of bacon--no complaints here! For something fruitier, try the Peche Bourbon. It combines Four Roses Bourbon, Combier Crème de Pêche, Ginger, and Lemon to make a pear-infused delight that is perfect pre or post dinner.
The "Marshall," @analogueNYC on Instagram
If you love sipping craft cocktails, but don’t know too much about making them--try your hand at working the other side of the bar with Analogue’s mixology classes. The impressive bartenders will impart their knowledge on you and leave you with a few skills to impress your friends. Perfect for client, team building, or group events, cocktail making classes are a fun, interactive alternative to your typical happy hour.
Live Jazz performance on a Sunday afternoon, www.yelp.com
Lastly: music. Analogue’s throwback vibes and cozy, lounge feel make it the perfect place to catch live jazz. Every Wednesday is actually their Bossa Nova and Brazilian night with food specials and caipirinhas served all night. Whether you’re more of a James Bond or an Austin Powers, this is an awesome spot to sip great cocktails, catch up with friends or teammates, and let the music take you away to a different time.
Check out Analogue's VenueBook profile here!