Friday, March 16, 2012

New, Awesome Bar Alert: The Night Light, Opening Tonight in Jack London

By Ellen Cushing
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Rising from the (depressing) ashes of Sweet Jimmie's at 311 Broadway is the Night Light, founded by Ruby Room, Radio, and Kitty's alums John Nackley and Doug Kinsey, and set to grand-open tonight. It's a dark, Forties-inspired, vaguely libraryish (in a good way) little place, with velvet wallpaper, tons of dark wood, and gorgeous chandeliers; I went there last night and it's pretty great. Eventually, Nackley and Kinsey hope to have DJs, dancing, live music, and an upstairs member-only lounge, but for now, there are six beers on tap — including two from Linden Street and Trumer Pils — as well as an unshowy-but-solid cocktail list, reproduced just for you below. No food, but Nation's is right next door, just' sayin.

The Lambretta — $10
Death's Door gin, Ketel One citroen vodka, Lillet Blanc, Fee's Brother's orange bitters, stirred and served up with an orange twist

Old Smokey — $9
Single malt scotch, maple, angostora bitters, served up

The Honeydripper — $8
George Dickel no. 8 whiskey, honey syrup, house-made sour, brandied cherries, served on the rocks

Our Lady of the Sea — $8
Zaya rum, cane syrup, fresh lime, served up

The Diamond Dove — $8
Sauza hornitos 100 percent agave tequila, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, Cointreau, fresh lemon, club soda, served on the rocks

Wild and Free — $8
Bulleit bourbon, Domaine de Canton, house-made sour, fresh lemon, Fever Tree ginger beer — on the rocks

High on Rye — $8

Jim Beam rye, Luxardo maraschino, angustora bitters, served up with a lemon twist

The Dickel Tickle — $6

George Dickel no. 8 whiskey and a Sessions lager

The Night Light will, of course, be getting the Last Call treatment soon enough, but in the meantime, photos!:

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