Gothamites certainly love their happy hour, whether it's the lure of wallet-friendly prices, good company, or simply the need to unwind after a stressful day, nothing brings the Manhattan masses just like a post-work cocktail. And with the launch of The Cocktail Club at the Den, Midtown presently has a new happy hour destination filled with live music, upscale specialty cocktails, along with a can't beat, BOGO (purchase one cocktail get one free) deal.
Located onsite at the WestHouse New York, The Cocktail Club is prepared to save the neighborhood from watery well drinks and cookie-cutter happy hour offerings. An inexpensive yet elevated form of the most popular post-work past time, the upscale cocktail lounge will offer live music alongside an area of expertise cocktail from the month every Wednesday from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. With a lineup of some of the city's best talent and a carefully curated menu of drinks and monthly featured cocktails, The Cocktail Club at the Den brings the area's happy hour offerings to the next level.
Playing weekly from 8-10:30 pm would be the Josh Davis Trio, a jazz trio helmed by Davis, who has toured throughout the U.S., Japan, and Europe, playing at such venues as: Carnegie Hall, The Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, Symphony Space, The Knitting Factory, and it has appeared on MTV, VH1, and Time Out New York.
The cocktails available are from mixologist Jason Bodoy, a man who perfected his craft slinging drinks for many of the city's most renowned venues. Drawing upon his experience from tenures at Apotheke, Pulqueria, Demi Monde, and at The James New York-SoHo, Bodoy's specialty drinks for The Cocktail Club each tell a story inspired by music. Created using top-shelf liquors and seasonal, ingredients, each cocktail pairs perfectly with the venue's live soundtrack, amazing company, an upscale atmosphere, and delicious bites, including charcuterie, cheese, and meze platters, gourmet olives, and fresh ceviches. Even better, In accessory for The Den's standard cocktail menu, guests will be able to benefit from the below monthly offerings:
March: Strawberry Fields Forever – Inspired through the Beatles, March brings sweet melodies of strawberry, Absolut Elyx, and lemon, all topped served by egg whites and also the sweet, licorice aroma of tarragon.
April: Hymn for that Weekend – Made with St. Germain, gin, champagne, and fresh grapefruit peels which have been torched to extract bitter citrus notes to pair using the juniper flavors in the gin. It isn't too strong, much less sweet, and topped served by a little bit of bubbly and elderflower – the perfect hymn for that weekend.
May: No Rest for the Wicked – A wicked twist on the classic mint julep, Markers Mark 46 is put into the classic cocktail and complemented by the tart and earthy undertones of fresh muddled blackberries and sage. Bold and complex, but without the bitterness usual for longer-aged whiskeys, this is a cocktail created for the daredevils and wild-hearts of life.
June: Heart within the Clouds – While a conventional Aperol Spritz is made from Prosecco, Aperol, and soda water, Bodoy's take puts a New York twist on Italy's most widely used summer apéritif. Replacing prosecco with rosé champagne and finished with orange rose water, rosemary, and apple, it's a perfectly sweet and citrus flavor that compliments the fruity bubbles and slightly bitter Aperol. It's vibrant, light, and refreshing fizz creates a perfect summer melody.