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The Mulwray at The Blue Posts
The owners of The Palomar have now updated the adjacent Blue Posts, a perennially popular 300-year-old Chinatown tavern. Craft ales from the likes of Sambrook’s and Tiny Rebel, plus artisan draught ciders, keep the Georgian-style ground-floor tap room buzzing, along with quality wines and snacks of anchovy soldiers, rock oysters, or pukka cheese, onion and mustard toasties. Head upstairs for a complete change of vibe. Named after Faye Dunaway’s character in the film Chinatown, The Mulwray is a compact, mellowly lit cocktail lounge that’s a genteel 1930s study in powder blue and Champagne pink. The aura of retro sophistication is boosted by a fairly priced drinks list encompassing a mezcal Sour, a rum and pineapple Hurricane and a Tequila and orange sherbet fizz. Nevertheless, Linda Evangelista 51 (a Rittenhouse rye Manhattan) was heavy on the sherry, and the unyielding Prussian-blue velvet banquette won’t be popular with thinly padded supermodel posteriors.
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