Ethyls Alcohol & Food might be my new favorite place to hang out. Not only is the bar an awesome throwback to NYC’s dirty 70s, but the food and drink quality is top notch and really reasonably priced. You might think you’ve taken a time machine back to the 70s.
Check out the decor.
The place doubles as a gogo dancing bar late on certain nights, and there’s even a small stage for live music. They even host movie and bingo nights!
It’s the safer, cleaner, sometimes family friendly girly bar of the dirty 70s, I guess.
But the food. Man. Let’s get into it.
The fidollaburger. Five bucks.
The double – my favorite.
The stack, a double topped with an egg, guac, lettuce, tomato, onions and bacon.
The Coventry sub, a burger log topped with port wine cheese, watercress, bacon, sautéed onions and gogo sauce – all on a pretzel bread sub roll.
Mexican cheese stuffed mole meatballs.
Fried chicken sandwich.
Banana Spiders – shredded, fried plantains.
Everything is delicious and nicely cooked. I’m dead serious you can’t choose poorly from these items.
The same goes for the cocktails. We tried a bunch of them, including a negroni on tap. The newest addition to the cocktail menu is replacing the negroni though, and it’s called the Gent. Bartender Julia mixes up amazing cocktails here, like the spicy tequila and blood orange concoction called “Hot Blooded.”
Get up there and try some of the delicious shit. The new French Connection burger is one of the best I’ve ever had.
ETHYL’S ALCOHOL & FOOD
1629 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10028