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Jewish Champagne: When a cocktail involves fire, celery tonic and champagne...my interest is piqued.
With good reason, this particular cocktail was quite lovely...in a much more subtle than it reads type of way. Delicious. For 9: Bombay Sapphire, pineapple and purl's flaming celery tonic. With a big old celery stalk/flower garnish. Perfection. Although, I'd certainly be getting the Cerez...more
It's hard not to enjoy a cocktail creation that comes down steaming with dry ice, and fills your table with mist.
Purl is another stop on my speakeasy bar obsession. You could easily walk by it, as it's just a staircase leading to a basement door. The only thing that might give you pause is the old man with the clipboard standing next to the rail.
Most times (if not all times), you need a...more
Oh, I can see how this place could be fantastic. How it might be fun to sneak down stairs to a nondescript bar and disappear into one of the cave-like booths escaping to the days of prohibition and speakeasys.
We went on a Monday around 10pm (without a reservation) and it was decidedly dead, with the exception of some great live jazz. (But that's to be forgiven, it's a Monday after all). The...more
The Purl is a really clever secret bar. I would have given them 4 stars but they couldn't make me the dry ice drink that I ordered. Then while I enjoyed my runner up choice- the bartenders were practicing doing things with the dry ice...? Anyways we so happened to stop by on Valentine's Day without a reservation, and they were kind enough to let us sit at the bar until that reservation showed...more