NYC’s hottest new cocktail lounge, Bar Calico, is inspired by the great “mother of American modernism,” Georgia O’keeffe.
Bar Calico is the newest addition to Authentic Hospitality’s high profile list of nightlife venues, including notable mentions like The Jane and recently opened Pebble Bar.
Guests can find Bar Calico at the Freehand Hotel’s second floor Georgia Room in Flatiron. The candlelit space nods to O’keeffe’s Southwestern home, Ghost Ranch, by offering a desert-inspired drink menu. Head Bartender Mike Campbell has masterfully perfected “unapologetic flavors” reminiscent of the Southwest region.
Try their Corpse Revier, made with Plymouth Gin, Lillet Blanc, Triple Sec, Lemon, and Absinthe, or their Desert Rose for a bit of a kick with Avion Blanco Tequila, Poblano, Aloe, Agave, Lime and the optional addition of spice. For bites, guests can munch on Chips & Dip, Marcona Almonds, Truffle Popcorn, or Marinated Olives.
Taking design inspiration from both landscapes of O’keeffe’s residential state of New Mexico and popular subject, NYC, the space evokes a southern quality while staying true to the building’s original 1930s architecture.
Guests can appreciate the many touchstones of O’keeffe’s artistic vision from the bar’s name to the little details like a cactus at the main bar, a hanging whitewashed cow skull, and a variety of desert finds.
Find out more and book a reservation on their website here.
Where: 23 Lexington Avenue, New York