Distilled NY

Slushy Flight


Refining the American public house experience in Tribeca

By Zoe Bullock

From the outside, wedged as it is into the corner of West Broadway and Franklin Street, Distilled NY appears exactly as its mission states: a modern American public house. And four years after opening its doors here, this Tribeca destination continues to make good on that intention. Inside, ceilings rise surprisingly high as more modern accents balance the almost medieval chandeliers, while leather banquets and dark hardwood floors and tables give the room a sense of history and the bar a certain camaraderie.

Although the happy hour scene is booming, you’ll want to settle into a leather banquet and get yourself a meal first, because the food at Distilled is as intoxicating as the whiskey flights. Still, since you brought it up, the Woodford Reserve flight—which comes with a description detailing the grainy, woody, aromatic, spicy, and oaky tones inside each taste—is something both Bourbon connoisseurs and first timers can both appreciate. Also be sure to try the TriBeCan; Distilled NY’s most popular cocktail brings together the Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Hennessey, sweet vermouth, Pernod Absinthe, chocolate bitters, and a cherry.
Full of flavor and tastefully presented, the food is where Distilled NY redefines the identity of the American public house. Yes, the expected fare—popcorn, chicken wings, and steak and potatoes—can be found on the menu, but all are prepared with modern twists. The popcorn is dusted with house-made magic dust, the chicken wings with gochujang, and the steak with black garlic bone marrow butter. There are also dishes that throw the tradition completely to the wind, like the fluke ceviche, which is frankly not to be missed.

Just as the public house was historically an anchor of the community in both Europe and North America–a place where everyone could stop by and grab a drink or a bite—Distilled NY brings an updated version of this experience to downtown, offering curated American drinking and dining in a convivial atmosphere—perfect for a date or for a group of whiskey drinking friends.


Mon–Wed 4 PM–midnight; Thu–Fri 4 PM–2 AM; Sat 11 AM–2 AM; Sun 11 AM–5 PM

price range

$22 (beer-steamed mussels) to $39 (NY strip steak and potatoes)