In the most recent case of, ‘who knew?’ last Monday, the State Liqour Authority requested that Gin Palace turn off its gin and tonic tap due to its illegality.
According to a Prohibition-era law (really?), serving cocktails from one bottle into another is against the law, which is bad news for plenty of other lounges around the city that offer cocktails on tap.
Gin Palace owner, Ravi DeRossi doesn’t think what they were doing was illegal and plans to fight the ruling at a July 20th hearing.
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Mulifunctional hotspot from the Koch Brothers, Toy brings lavish oyster and sushi bars, an al fresco terrace and private dining spaces to the Meatpacking District.
From Ravi DeRossi comes Gin Palace, a rock-and-roll themed bar with ideal dim lighting. The East Village has a new gin joint just in time for those dog day summer evenings.
The opening comes as a replacement for DeRossi’s former restaurant, El Cobre.
Located in DeRossi’s Cuban complex, Cienfuego’s on Avenue A, Gin Palace offers a signature cocktail menu that's comfortably perched at 10 dollars.