On Wednesday, March 9th, Añejo Tribeca’s sultry, subterranean lounge, Abajo re-launched exclusively to guests alike.
Abajo (meaning “down” or “under” in Spanish) is located beneath the Añejo outpost with a speakeasy vibe similar to La Esquina Brasserie and Tico’s Tequila Lounge. A dark stairwell and long, narrow hallway leads you to the entrance of the tequila-fueled lounge. The fully-stocked, well-lit back, wooden bar greets you to the right, and the DJ booth, nestled between two wrought-iron windows, to the left. Tufted-leather seating aligns the perimeter on one side, while dim lights and candles illuminate the exposed-brick and graffiti wallpaper on the other. Music choice? Top 40.
The hip grotto features inventive tequila-based cocktails, or clasicos and eclectic bites that fuse Mexican and New York City street culture food. These bites from Chef Ricky Camacho’s new food menu include fried guacamole, “gyro” tacos, tuna tlayuda and carrot “esquites” – perfect to entice late-night eaters.
The food, though is purely planned to complement the ingredient-driven cocktails. Curated by William Aporih, the clasicos are shaken along with the beat of the music, and poured over a single chunk of ice to keep its chill.
Three specialty clasicos were complimentary to guests.
Feel the Burn
El Buho Mezcal, Shishito peppers, Cucumber-basil solution, Agave-jalapeno infused Cointreau & Wasabi salt. (Featured Image.)
El Tesoro Reposado, Coconut water, Clarified lime, Vanilla syrup & Nutmeg
Milagro Silver, Ginger syrup, Lime & Club soda
In addition, there was a “DIY” agave spirit tasting with authentic Mexican accompaniments such as freshly squeezed juices and a selection of sangritas and salts. Why not create your own?
With many other cocktail-driven spots in the neighborhood, like Belle Reve, Macao and The Django at The Roxy Hotel, Abajo will blend nicely into the cocktail scene and attract part of the crowd in trendy TriBeCa.
Great for: Date Spot, After-Dinner Drinks, Bar Bites, Late-Night, Trendy
Abajo TriBeCa Details
Located in the basement of Añejo Tribeca
301 Church Street @ Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 6 p.m. to late (2 a.m)
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