This past weekend Joel and I met after work to try out some new places in Tribeca. First were drinks at Macao Trading Co. followed by dinner at Matsugen (review to follow). We sat down at the bar in Macao Trading Co. and were quickly greeted with a drink menu. Although the signature drinks are a bit pricey at $14 a piece, we decided to each pick one out. I think we both made the best choice with Joel getting the Mah-Johng (J & B Rare Scotch stirred with Navan Vanilla Liqueur, Carpano Antica Formula Vermouth & Macao Five-Spice Bitter) and I, the Yellow Fever (Rittenhouse Rye, Benedictine, Lemon Juice & Egg White, shaken and layered over Cherry Heering). Both were some of the best drinks I have tried in Manhattan. Well blended, they didn’t taste too much of alcohol or mixers and not to mention, they looked great!
Aside from the drinks, the atmosphere and decor of the place was spot on. Meant to resemble a “1940’s port-side warehouse feel”, it certainly did. You feel lost in the atmosphere filled with Macao red lantern district trinkets and oddities as well as an extensive selection of alcohol. I would highly recommend a visit to this bar for an amazing start to your night or to fill your night for that matter (they serve food too). Cheers!