Mixologist Justin Noel of 1534 - New York, NY

20 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 966-5073
Hours: Sun-Wed 5pm-2am; Thurs-Sat 5pm-3am

“You must enjoy yourself here.” So says rule number one at 1534, the dark, cozy, and subterranean Soho bar from Contemporary Cocktails duo Justin Noel and Willy Shine. “Rules” is probably the wrong word to describe 1534’s preferred code of conduct, which rejects pretense (and celebrates a safe amount of folly), even in the midst of its Napoleonic theme. Of course, a laid back attitude doesn’t mean you won’t get a damn good cocktail, appropriately set to a French theme. Imperialist ingredients span the globe, from the Caribbean to Southeast Asia, but Noel really shines with a bold (and mercifully savory) take on a “dessert” cocktail with the nutty, tahini-enriched “Zanzibar.”

Recommended Dishes:
  • Zanzibar: Aged Jamaican Rum, Coconut Milk, Demrara syrup, Tahini Paste, and Coffee Tincture
  • Napoleon’s Loss: Anejo Tequila, House-made Ginger-Agave Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, and Sombra Mezcal

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