Booker and Dax at Ssäm

$ $
207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 2:00am
5:00pm - 1:00am



  • Dave Arnold joins the Momofuku team to transform Bar Bar into a lounge slinging perfectly pre-batched Manhattans, drinks made with hot pokers, plenty of liquid nitrogen, and a pork-heavy snack menu.
  • Go balls deep with the Bols Deep. Basically an old fashioned with a gin flavor.
  • Reynolds is an AWESOME bartender. He brings the show and non-douchey personality. Win.
  • If you thought Momofukus food was inventive, wait until you see them make their cocktails! Sit at the bar and enjoy a Manhattan or Bangkok Daiquiri.
  • Try the Lady of the Night--centrifuge clarified. And the chicharron jack! And anything Red Hot Poker-ed--worth it just to see the flames.
  • A plate of Benton's Smoky Mountain Ham will totally make you forget that once upon a time, this place was the Milk Bar.
  • Perfect for the cold season, Bishop's Wife is a minty cognac drink warmed with the red hot poker and served in a tea cup.
  • The only time I've left a 50% tip and wondered if it was too small. Sit at the bar; amazing customer service.
  • The picture on the wall is of Dave Arnold's sculpture MFA project at Columbia, where he recreated the story of St George with a kerosene powered dragon, sending him to the hospital.
  • An absolute must-try: Cocktail & A Cookie... Their Rye-Molasses was unexpectedly one of the most amazing cookies I have ever had.
  • Order the pork buns! I'm not kidding! Don't be stupid!!
  • Ask Jane for the "Choose Your Own Adventure".
  • Try the "Laurel and Hardy" cocktail made with Louis Royer "Force 53" VSOP Cognac. It's magnificent!
  • The corsair comes with a Miller High Life. I know.
  • Grab a drink while waiting for your table at Ssam Bar next door, though if you're late for your table because you can't stop drinking here, the host/hostess may come over and frown at you.
  • Try a Friend of the Devil not only is it delicious, but worth it just to watch the barkeep wield a flame-throwing, red-hot poker to make it. For more, follow us on 4sq or at
  • Great drinks, I recommend sitting at the bar so you can truly appreciate all the work that goes into one glass. Ask questions!
  • Get the French Colombian. It's ammmazing!
  • The Hindenberg is nice: cognac base, but hints of bananas and caramel. We also liked the carbonated gin and juice.
  • Pork buns until 3am!

Nearby places

251 E 13th St (at 2nd Ave)
171 1st Ave (btwn E 10th & E 11th St)
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave)