PLAN DATE: TUES / JUL. 31
Cocktail connoisseurs Masahiro Urushido of Saxon + Parole and Greg Boehm of Cocktail Kingdom join James Tune of Boilermaker to bring a new Japanese-American cocktail bar to the heart of the West Village: Katana Kitten. Drawing inspiration from both Tokyo’s famous quirky bars and New York’s classic neighborhood-y vibe, Katana Kitten offers delicious cocktails and Japanese street food bar bites. Start the night sipping on their signature Yuzu-Shio Daiquiri made with rum, yuzu, shio-koji, lime, and wasanbon sugar or enjoy another fan favorite, the Shiso Gin & Tonic Highball, made with gin, bergamot, quinine, lime, and shiso.
Once you’ve tasted a few Japanese-centric cocktails, head a few blocks over to The Warren, a local spot known for their delicious East and West coast oysters. Chat over oyster shooters made with citrus smokey tomato, Tito’s vodka, and micro greens and other menu favorites like truffle mac & cheese, garlic shrimp, arugula & goat cheese flatbread, burrata ravioli, and the Warren burger.
Can Get Pricey
531 Hudson Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Katana Kitten takes its name from the cheeky contrast of katana, the samurai sword, and kitten, the ultimate in playfulness.
131 Christopher Street, Manhattan
idk tip: A special “$8 til 8 p.m.” Happy Hour is available Monday-Friday and includes beer, wine, cocktail, and food specials.