This Oscar Wilde-themed Bar Is the Best Place for a Victorian Cocktail
The Glamorous Oscar Wilde, a new bar inspired by the iconic playwright and author, opened to the public on August 16. The Victorian-style whiskey bar boasts New York City's longest bar top, stretching to a staggering 118.5 feet.
Oscar Wilde’s touts a selection of more than 300 spirits, 32 beers on tap, antique design artifacts, a private event space, and fabulous signature cocktails such as the “50 Shades of Dorian Gray” crafted with Plymouth gin, cherry liqueur, Chinese five spice, and citrus.
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Another highlight from the cocktail menu is the “Oscar Wilde’s Potent Elixir,” which features cognac, gin, Guinness, cassis, lavender, Champagne, and orange zest. All cocktails are available for $14 each.
The bar’s legendary namesake would definitely approve.
“We named our newest bar after Oscar Wilde, since he was longtime friends with Lillie Langtry, a successful British actress and socialite of the late 19th century and the namesake of Lillie’s Union Square and Lillie’s Times Square..." said co-Owners Tommy Burke and Frank McCole in a press release.
In addition to Oscar Wilde, Burke and McCole own the two Lillie's locations and Midtown's Papillon Bistro & Bar.
"We grew up reading Oscar Wilde and studying his literature. We want the bar to celebrate his legacy and become an inclusive destination for all,” Burke and McCole said.
The bar will be open from 11 am to 2 am every day, and serve both lunch as well as dinner alongside the extensive drink menu. Highlights include Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo ‘Wings’ served with a sriracha butter sauce, and signature Wilde Burger, made with imported Irish beef.
Oscar Wilde is located at 45 West 27th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. For more information, check out the bar's website.