The bar gets its name from a cocktail invented in Malaysia in 1978, and along with the flavors of Southeast Asia - have inspired this classy, laid-backjoint - from a Gramercy Tavern alum.
Expect playful cocktails with a focus on tropical ingredients and retro garnishes, with the eponymous “jungle bird” punch served on tap or $60 for the table. The food menu is inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine, with dishes such as Chinese duck sausage; a Thai beef jerky and pickle board, and a turmeric chicken salad.
The two-level mid-century modern space (with tropical vibes) houses a main bar downstairs and another upstairs - with teal chairs, light-brown leather banquettes and abstract murals of nude figures by Los Angeles's based painter Jessalyn Brooks. Pull up a seat, order a drink and stay awhile. Opens daily at 3pm.
Crudite with Thai ranch; crispy rice bites with Chinese duck sausage and turmeric chicken salad with Papadum,Yellow Yam Bahn Mi with lentil walnut pate.
The Moon River,” made with rum, calamansi, and Sichuan peppercorn syrup; Easy Living, a tropical take on a spritz made with sparkling wine, Aperol, papaya, honey, and lime and the eponymous Jungle Bird a punch with pineapple rum, Campari, contratto aperitif, and lime, served on tap.