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Blue Owl

196 2nd Ave.
New York, NY, 10003, United States
TEL: (212) 505-2583

Touted as a modern-day speakeasy, Blue Owl is housed inside a basement on Second Avenue in New York City. The bar is composed of two small rooms, and the space is highlighted by exposed walls, plush banquettes, and pressed tin-accented tables. Charles Hardwick, formerly of Odeon and Mercer Kitchen, serves as bar manager and is the craftsman behind the cocktails at Blue Owl. Selections include the signature Blue Owl, a gin martini with maraschino liqueur, and the Sea Smoke Cocktail, made with tequila and watermelon rosemary syrup. Olives, charcuterie, or cheeses accompany each cocktail.

Insider Tip:

The Blue Owl features a private Cocktail Room for groups of 120 people, where partygoers can bring their own iPods for custom music.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Creative Cocktails
  • Cocktail Lounge
  • Food Served
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Live Music
  • Private/Party Room Available
  • Smoke-Free
  • Table Service



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