Karri Cormican Kiyuna runs a stellar bartender team at Wildhawk, a bar that opened from Jacques Bezuidenhout and Ken Luciano of the PlumpJack Group in early 2016 (also of Forgery) but feels as if it has been here for years. Both chic—in lush, green velvet, blacks, whites and tans—and comfortable, Wildhawk is neighborhood bar that doesn’t look like any other local bar and serves excellent cocktails.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: The Breakfast Negroni in a mini-bowl (Beefeater gin, Campari, chocolate salt bitters and Cocoa Puffs–infused Martini & Rossi Gran Lusso vermouth) has rightfully been a house signature from day one. But there’s plenty to love here featuring a range of spirits and styles, like the bright Finding Yuzu, combining a Plymouth gin blend with yuzu marmalade, absinthe and lime.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Bartending friends and industry stars around the world, from Dale DeGroff to Francesco Lafranconi, are featured in the My Martini section, which regularly changes with a Martini recipe done in the featured friend’s favorite style (or their recipe).