Joe’s Bar – 480 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan, New York
The Upper West Side has a new bar in town – Joe’s Bar. I checked out their grand opening last week where the alcohol was flowing (and the bartenders pour a very strong drink).
Joe’s bills itself as creating the ideal, uptown locale – with a relaxed, downtown feel. The interior captures the essence of simplicity – with vintage record albums lining the shelves, retro family photos along the walls, and the musical stylings of Led Zepplin and Fleetwood Mac playing in the background.
Joe’s features a handful of craft cocktails with clever names such as Night Fever, Scooby Snack, and Flash Gordon’s Breakfast. I gave a few of these a try and they were really good and really strong. No argument from me here.
In a strip full of bars such as the Gin Mill, Jake’s Dilemma and Brother Jimmy’s, Joe’s Bar takes a step in the opposite direction – providing an option to grab something other than the Bud Light in a relaxed atmosphere.