The George Washington Bar at the Freehand Hotel

Yesterday we checked out The Studio at the Freehand, today we'll go across the hall to the cozy little cocktail bar the George Washington.

Situated inside the hotel's old library this beautiful room is decked out with dark mahogany walls, antique furniture and an all star line up of cocktails like the froth For Sarah, a blend of gin, rose, cardamom, pomegranate, creme, egg white and soda...

...and the bright, fizzy Opulent Cartel made with basil, fennel seed and preserved lemon.

In addition to drinks there's a small menu of bar snacks including deviled eggs, Osetra Caviar and a buttery pretzel twist served with creamy goat cheese and a sweet drizzle of honey.

The George Washington bar opens daily at 5:30 PM.  The small bar usually gets packed by 7:00 PM so head early to guarantee a spot.

George Washington Bar at the Freehand
23 Lexington Avenue
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10010