So we didn't actually get to celebrate spring at Revival Bar.
If I had done my homework, I would have learned that their beautiful backyard patio was under construction. But I didn't, so we ended up inside.
In the end it was a great opportunity to check out how they'd remodeled the entire place, including a huge upstairs space.
The theme seemed to be modern rustic wood cabin, and with the lingering smell of cedar, it really felt like we were out of the city and drinking our whiskey in the wild (almost).
Although the downstairs area around the bar got a little crowded,
upstairs was very spacious and comfortable.
Our event had a great turnout, including a hearty showing of ladies from my work! Work hard, play hard, ladies!
If you see women holding wine instead of whiskey it's because there was an irresistible happy hour deal on wine. Don't worry, we had some whiskey after!
I wanted to try to cocktails (my litmus test for a bar is how they make a Manhattan), but they were inexplicably out of Vermouth! So instead I had a Bulleit Rye neat, a safe go-to.
They had a great selection of whiskey, and a very friendly bartender who graciously kept me entertained while I waited for the ladies.
And this is Tommy, the delightful gentleman manning the door. He had us in stitches with his hilarious stories of car chases gone awry (he used to be a police officer) and rescue scenarios.
Near Union Square, Revival Bar is extremely central, and a great place to grab a casual drink after work.
I highly recommend it, and can't wait to go back to check out the backyard patio!
129 East 15th Street
(between 3rd Ave and Irving Place)