El Cortez is a two-story Mexican tiki bar located in Bushwik. Expect your drinks here from Young to come with fruity garnishes or in a totem pole glass, perhaps even with an umbrella.
The team went retro kitsch downstairs with a wall covered with a giant picture of a Mexican temple, leather backed bar stools, and an alcove decked out with palm frond wallpaper. Upstairs things get a bit tiki, plus there’s a somewhat scary looking (possibly stuffed?) alligator mounted on one of the walls.
17 Ingraham Street New York, New York |