The Palace Bar serves wine, beer, cocktails, and liquors from around the world, as well as a wide selection of non-alcoholic beverages including coffees, teas, and our personal favorite N/A beverage: NYC tap water.
Suggestions and recommendations from our Many Tens of Loyal Readers™ are most welcome.
[Palace posts that reference the bar can be found here.]
Domaine Leflaive Montrachet, Grand Cru (2012) Burgundy.
Château Lagrézette Le Pigeonnier White Vision Viognier (2012) Côtes du Lot.
- Chianti. An outstanding choice. If you can, choose a Riserva: it is aged longer, and is drier with a slightly higher alcohol content. You will not want to drink it cold, but you may want to chill the bottle a tiny bit. Remember: “room temperature” for reds is “the temperature of an underground vault near the Mediterranean,” and this is not the same thing as the cabinet in your nice, dry, well-heated kitchen.
- Barolo, and its younger cousin Barbaresco. Spicy and full-bodied, these go down exceptionally well with spicy, garlic drenched Italian dishes, or earthier fare like sauteed mushrooms. Note: these can be pricey. If you’re going to spring for a bottle — and if you’re into reds you should, at least once in your life — ask someone knowledgeable at your local wine shop for a recommendation.
- Antinori Santa Cristina Toscana (2010). The Antinori winery is more than 600 years old: the Santa Cristina started off as a Chianti in the 1940s, and now it’s 60 percent Sangiovese, blended with Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah. Inexpensive (around $11 US), smooth and well-balanced, this is a very drinkable red.
- Tempranillo. Ruby red, with aromas and flavors of berries, plum, tobacco, vanilla, leather and herb. Deeeelicious.
CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING
NOTE: THERE IS NO FUCKING COORS OR BUDWEISER SERVED HERE.
Coors bankrolls the Forced Birth Brigades; Budweiser tastes terrible. No, really, it does. I have a horrible headache just thinking about it.
- Stella Artois
- Fat Tire
- Guinness Stout
- Corona (Mexico)
- Singha (Thailand)
- Heineken (Netherlands)
- Sapporo (Japan)
- San Miguel Pale Pilsen (Phillipines)
- The Carl Sagan Pale Blue Martini. vodka, Blue Curacao, fresh lemon.
- The Tonga Room Hurricane. refreshing rum punch with fresh fruit juices.
- The Fortenberry Sazerac. rye, absinthe, muddled Peychaud bitters.
- Sangria. red, white or Rosé wine, brandy, soda splash, seasonal fresh fruit.
- Caipirinha. Cachaça, sugar, fresh lime.
- The Blackout. vodka, caper brine, squid ink, caperberry.
The Glenlivet, 25 Yr. Single Malt (Speyside)
The Macallan, 64 Year Old Single Malt in Lalique. (I know you’ve been wondering who picked up that bottle for $460,000 at auction at Sotheby’s SPOILER ALERT! It was The Palace!)
COFFEE & TEA.
- Peruvian Organic Fair Trade Coffee: American style, Cappuccino, Caffè macchiato, Espresso.
- Teas: a fine selection of traditional and herbal teas, served hot or iced.
Restrooms are for Palace patrons ONLY.