The Penrose is the Upper East Side's best and busiest bar for creative cocktails, excellent bar food, honest conversation and good company. Opened in 2012, it revolutionized the UES bar scene, settling in as a friendly and welcoming bar without pretense while serving creative drinks and locally-sourced food inspired by old American and Irish traditions. Chef Nick Testa, a recent winner of Food Network's Chopped, prepares eclectic comfort food and the neighborhood's best brunch. The New Yorker calls it "a destination for the young glitterati who don’t want to travel all the way to Williamsburg to guzzle chichi cocktails and indulge in spirited chatter,” and the New York Times praises the bar as "a welcoming place" serving "good beer, interesting cocktails from a compact list, whiskeys that aren’t in everyday lineups, and food made with high-quality ingredients."<br><br><br><br>The Penrose is part of Sleeping Giant NY (harri.com/sleeping-giant-ny), a family of independently operated bars united by a shared work culture and the chance for employees to grow and explore opportunities across different locations.