After walking around in the East Village one day, I passed this door wallpapered with a vintage photo of these 70’s clad Asian women. It looked really cool, but I had no idea what it was, there were no windows to peek in, so curiosity got the best of me. After looking up the name on the sign, I found out it was a bar, Wise Men. Great! I had to check it out.
Inside, the vibe is warm with black and white decor and red light accents. It has an intimate setting, but there are some tables in the back where you can get more comfortable and order some snacks to go along with your cocktails.
I ordered a drink called The Last Word (Gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino, Lemon Juice). I really liked it. Potent, but has a nice sweetness and citrus taste that balances the drink out well.
And a delicious cherry when you’re finished.
Name: Wise Men
Location: 355 Bowery, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, it was a cute little cocktail bar with a more intimate vibe than many of the other surrounding bars in that area.
Would I recommend it? Yes, go wise up.