Yesterday I checked out the Liberty Bar on 35th Street between 5th and 6th. This is painfully close to my office so I was psyched when a cool bar finally emerged in the death trap of horribly annoying tourists that typically surround me.
The Liberty is not just your average watering hole, they also serve haute bar food in addition to a large menu of classic cocktails. They also have a good wine selection that won’t break the bank (They have a Merlot for 8 and a Malbec for 9). Overall it is a great addition to the horrendous Herald Square nightmare.
The space is open and airy with an enormous 34-foot bar at its hub. With old-fashion drinks a-plenty you’ll certainly need some snacks. Luckily they have amazing options like tempura green beans with sriracha mayo, duck-fat fries (I didn’t sample, obv), and the most amazing warm olives I’ve ever tasted. Perfect bar snacks! And when I’m not being healthy I am definitely coming back for the Grass-fed Organic Burger! YUM! I’ve been searching for grass-fed beef for a year!
As far as Herald Square is concerned, give me The Liberty, or give me Death!
Check out our review of another one of our favorite restaurants near Penn Station: Food Gallery 32