Although it’s located on an unassuming street off the main drag of the Cross, The Roosevelt is anything but ordinary. The fact that it is brought to you by the lovely folks behind Eau de Vie should give you a hint of what's to come... nitrogenized cocktail trolley? Check. Cocktails served in glass guns and hip flasks? Check. A bit of history with your drink? Check. Not only is there an impressive floor display of Art Deco and vintage cocktail glassware and shakers, but you'll be drinking in what was once an infamous nightclub in the 40s, until it was shut down after being declared a 'disorderly house.'
Disorderly today it is not, unless you count shooting down their delicious Mr Sin cocktail. It comes served in one of the aforementioned guns, made with saffron infused Rock and Rye whiskey, white port and finished off with Bulleit, it goes down a little too easily. Accompany it with a little mac n cheese and cajun shrimp from their American tapas inspired menu.
These days, the retro glam surrounds attract a more sedate crowd to the Roosevelt than belies its namesake's roots as a den of iniquity in yesteryears, but if you're after a bit of hi jinks away from the public eye, you can always hire out their hidden PDR/poker room for a bit of good ol' fashioned high rolling, schmoozing and boozing.