Words by Simon Difford on 12-May-2015

Address: 13 First Avenue, (corner of 1st St), New York, NY, 10003, United States
Tel: +1 212 995 5400
Website: view Boilermaker’s website
Door: Open door/walk-ins
Style: Neighbourhood bar
Food: Set menu
Established: 2015


Formerly a more upscale cocktail bar called the Golden Cadillac, this opened and closed in 2014. Its owners, Greg Boehm, the man behind Cocktail Kingdom barware and the legendary bartender, Don Lee have retitled, repositioned and reopened the venue with the help of general manager, James Tune; executive chef, Miguel Trinidad; and noted West Coast bartender Erick Castro. It's a hell of a team and they have created what's described as being "the ultimate neighbourhood bar". Boilermaker is just that, offering superb cocktails, a great range of beers - both draught and packaged, along with a huge range of accompanying spirits as befits the bar's name. It also has that neighbourhood bar essential - great burgers.