Fodor's Expert Review Idle Hour
Ever tried Chartreuse? Its signature acid-green color comes from its more than 130 plants and herbs that macerate in alcohol for eight hours. After the distillation process, it's placed in oak casks. Made only by French Carthusian monks since the 18th Century, this strong vegetal brew can transport you to another time after just one sip. Idle Hour is one of the few bars in America that serve the liquor: its arty, funky, and slightly musty ambiance is the perfect backdrop to such a unique flavor. A popular spot for hipsters and yuppies who gravitate toward the unusual, thi bar hosts some of the city's best indie DJs.