Audrey Saunders, co-owner of Pegu Club and one of New York’s premier mixologists, is a protégé of Dale DeGroff, the storied, former bartender at the art deco Rainbow Grill. The elegant, one-flight-up Pegu Club is decorated to evoke the feeling of its 19th-century Burma predecessor, famous for its eponymous cocktail. Audrey provides her nonpareil bartenders with inspiration and the stuff of great cocktails, the best ingredients, including the perfect, and occasionally rare, spirits, freshly squeezed juices, and house-made ingredients like her spicy ginger beer. The list of recommended cocktails changes with the seasons and features both the classics, like the Pegu, and her own creations. It is an impoverished soul indeed who would order a glass of wine at Pegu Club.
(212) 473 - 7348
77 West Houston Street (at West Broadway)