It’s one of the most astounding spaces I have witnessed in NYC, Temple Court is located directly beneath a breathtaking nine-story Victorian atrium in the newly renovated Beekman Hotel.
Who To Take: someone you want to impress from out of town or a person who appreciates historical downtown New York architecture
In this landmark 1883 Gothic Revival building, the Victorian feel remains, at the bar itself, which is a study in gold and green, with old-fashioned iron stools and gold embossed design on its front. Lighting comes via small lamps on each table in the main area, which feels like an oversized library—but with cocktails. Get a table and luxuriate in the comfortable opulence and order some fantastic mixes.
Here’s what we had: Could not resist the allure of a reposado tequila in a cocktail, so did enjoy a couple of El Diablos! The mix: Corralego Reposado Tequila, lime, ginger, and cassis.
How pretty was the Pisco Punch? A combination of Pixco 1615, Aperitif Normand de Pommeau, Benedictine, lemon, and Peychaud’s bitters.
Temple Court, in the Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman St (btw Park Row/Nassau St)