In the heart of the West Village, we stopped by Phil Casaceli’s neighborhood spot, Daddy-O, to learn how to make their namesake drink. Phil doesn’t like to call himself a mixologist, but based on the menu’s impressive list of craft cocktails, we beg to differ! Daddy-O offers more than great cocktails, it has a solid beer list, outstanding pub-grub, and an exceptional burger (with homemade ketchup). Did we mention they are open until at least 4am, 364 days a year? Whether you’re looking for a place to chat and watch the game, or searching for high-quality late night snacks and drinks, this corner bar is a gem.
The Daddy-O is their signature cocktail, and it’s a punchy bitter, yet bourbon-y treat we highly recommend. The small corner bar’s notable whiskey selection seems never ending, and our favorite thing about this place is its ability to keep up with New York’s fixation on fine food and drinks without losing that local watering hole feel. If that’s not enough, we’d go in for the house-made drunken cherries alone.
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Lauren is a New York-based writer from Nashville. She’s lived in Paris and Italy, loves eating her way around new destinations, and considers herself a French fry connoisseur. She can often be found in Central Park training for her next marathon, hunting for the best homemade pasta in Manhattan, or petting dogs on the sidewalk. She loves dancing, camping, snowboarding and photography and considers coffee a major food group. Lauren resides in the East Village of Manhattan where she is working on a book about her big dog, Gizelle.