Cocktails and Subways: Bourbon Street Bar

Cocktails and Subways

So I am starting a new series called Cocktails and Subways on the site. When I think of Happy Hour in New York, I think of passing out in the train station, lolll.  *shrugs* Sometimes we let the Happy Hour specials get the best of us.  We leave the bar with good intentions on making it home; next thing you know the comforts of the ground in the subway station appear comfy enough for us to fall out, lolll.  Well on a positive note, I would much rather you all sleep it off in the station than to get behind the wheel.  So with that being said, I will feature my favorite watering holes from around the city.

This week in Cocktails and Subways: Bourbon Street Bar located on restaurant row in the NYC theater district.  I did a review here on the food, and now am featuring the drinks.

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Ok, as you all can see I tried several of the drinks… and some I tried two or three times over just to be sure I didn’t miss anything, lolll.  So you all already know that Bourbon Street Grill is my new favorite NYC bar and restaurant.  I absolutely love their $5 Happy Hour specials that are not only big in size, but strong in taste.  The food is also very tasty, but again lets just focus on our thirst.

 

Bourbon Street Swamp Juice- A sweet swampy mix of Malibu, Vodka, Melon Liqueur, and Pineapple Juice.

Gold Margarita- Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and Triple Sec shaken together with lemon and lime juice and a touch of sugar syrup served on the rocks.

Bourbon Street’s Famous $5 Hurricane- Light and dark rum, orange juice and pineapple juice with a touch of Grenadine.

 

I remember trying the above quenching beverages and being in company with good friends.   I remember the conversation rolling down my cheeks, and glistening in the low lights of the dim bar.  Ambiance…. we laughed, and laughed, and dranked, and dranked, and LIVED!!!!  I don’t know the real reason for leaving the bar…. maybe physical limitations or the room started to spin.  Gosh, we had a wonderful time.  Life was so simple at Bourbon Street Bar and Grille.

In all honesty, I can’t pick a favorite.  Next time I venture back, I will try the Dark N’ Stormy.  I think that this restaurant is brilliant little jewel.  Please, experience it for yourself :)

 

Bourbon Street Bar

346 W 46th St  New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-2030

NYC Food Porn: Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

 Bourbon Street Bar & Grill

In my quest to find new and exciting food in New York, I stumbled upon Bourbon Street Bar & Grille by way of Phaon of LuxuriousPrototype.com.  Phaon hosted a get together during Mardi Gras last year, and I didn’t read the invitation until after the fact.  I was so intrigued by this New Orleans/ French Quarter themed restaurant, I put it in my mind that I would eventually go visit.  Fast forward a year later…. I finally got the chance to visit Bourbon Street Bar & Grille with my friend @Raijean of SwaraiBlog.com while she was in town for New York Fashion Week.

Before visiting, I looked Bourbon Street Bar & Grille up on Yelp! to see what the natives thought.  It was mixed reviews, but everyone agreed that the drinks were good.  Based on that fact, I was sold.  Note: I broke my review up into two separate post… one for the food, and the second for the drinks.

So the first course was an appetizer sampler platter that consisted of Alligator in a Blanket, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings.  The second course was the Corn and Crawfish Chowder with Applewood Bacon.  The final course was the Oyster Po’ Boy with a Garden Salad.  Note:  It is not really called Alligator in the Blanket…. but in my mind that is a much better name, lolll.

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I honestly have to say that the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille served some of the best bar food I have eaten in New York.  Most of the bars I have been to serve frozen, warmed over food.  I guess in all fairness, bars are supposed to be known for their drinks and ambiance with the food being an afterthought.  Bourbon Street Bar & Grille stands out as a triple threat.  Below are my thoughts on the individual dishes.

I have had alligator before in New Orleans… I remember it being chewy, but tasting like chicken.  Being the somewhat adventurous spirit that I am, I decided to give it a go.  “Alligator in a Blanket” was a total surprise to me; It came in sausage form.  I know that is said sausage on the menu, but it is overshadowed by type which is alligator.  Honestly, a person wouldn’t know it was alligator had it not been stated on the menu.  It was so completely tasty, I highly recommend that you try it upon visiting the restaurant.  I really can’t describe the taste… it reminds me of a really good blend of sausage.  Basically… if you like sausage, you will love this!

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

On a scale of 1 to 10, the Spinach and Artichoke Dip was a 7. What made this dish a strong 9 was the home made chips that were a cross between pita and middle eastern mountain bread.  The chips were cut into triangles, toasted, then served alongside the dip.  I think additionally they infused herbs and spices into the bread to make it extra tasty.  The chips complemented the dip perfectly.  I have been to Bourbon Street Bar & Grille twice with two different sets of people…. both times we all completely wiped the bowl clean.  It’s a no brainer… order this or become a failure in life, loll.

The chicken wings were some kind of AWESOME!  I mean I don’t have enough time to break down the science of a good chicken wing.  On my first visit to the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, we ordered the wings with the sauce on the side.  Upon my second visit, we ordered it with the sauce.  They fry the wings, then dip them into this Honey Bourbon Sauce.  They also have Hot Sauce, but I am not a fan of spicy hot foodWings and a strong drink are the secret to happiness.  Bourbon Street Bar & Grille allows patrons to experience pure bliss through a plate of poultry.

 

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Ok so I completely forgot to snap a picture of the soup…. probably because I was feeling festive from all of the drinks set in front of me.  I did however manage to snap a picture of Oyster Po’ Boy sandwich.  Ok, so I have had some amazing Po’ Boys in my lifetime.  Most of them were served in New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana.  On a scale of 1-10… I give this one a 7.  The oysters were fried perfectly!  Not too hard or soft.  The french bread was perfect…. very fresh.  The tomatoes and lettuce were fresh.  I think what was missing was a sauce to pull it all together.  It had sauce on it, but it did marry the flavors.  However, this Oyster Po’ Boy was a personal best for New York as a whole.  I seriously doubt I will find a better Po’ Boy in NYC.

Please be sure to visit when in the mood for comfort good, good drinks, and a festive ambiance.  I forgot to mention that the Bourbon Street Bar & Grille is perfect for large groups.  Enjoy :)

 

Bourbon Street Bar & Grille

346 W 46th St New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-2030