Perry & Blackwelder’s injects a cowhide-embellished dose of Americana to Souk Madinat. Retro rock ’n’ roll posters, neon drinks branding and old-fashioned tin signs abound, but P&B’s manages to avoid the realm of kitsch and feel like a real American bar. Stools line the four sides of the central seating area, as well as the second bar, positioned directly below on the ground floor. TV screens showing sports are viewable from the majority of the tall tables, booths and lounging corners, adding to the sense of familiarity for anyone who’s spent an evening or two drinking in New York’s East Village. There’s no deviation from the theme on the drinks, bar and food menus. There’s a lengthy list of different malt-based varieties to choose from, as well as malt-based mixed drinks and all the usual suspects. Prices are what you’d expect for an outlet inside one of the main tourist hotspots.
Perry & Blackwelder’s