Under the founding watch of proprietor Audrey Saunders, this Soho bar, named for a storied, late-19th-century British officers club in Burma, is noted for helping repopularize gin. Although Saunders has decamped from NYC to the West Coast, this still is the bar where countless well-known bartenders (and barflies) cut their teeth, and it’s with good reason Pegu sometimes is called the Harvard of Mixology.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:Gin-Gin Mule, a fizzy, refreshing drink with gin and ginger beer
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Those smoked-trout deviled eggs are the ultimate pairing for a Martini—or anything made with gin.
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