I found my bar. Roughly 5 blocks away on Vanderbuilt and Dean is Weather UP. It looks a bit like a bathroom from the outside. But inside you will find an amazing collection of mustachioed mixologists dressed in 20's speak easy garb. I asked for my traditional ginger whiskey and they brought out the most spectacular ginger and bourbon high ball with a piece of candied ginger in it. For $9 its the most affordable cocktail bar I've ever been to in NYC.
I am so pleased
Thanks lele for showing me a new bar in my neighborhood!