C-Bar in Richmond Hill offers more than your usual neighborhood bar. Charlie Balmacoon, the owner, has created all 15 cocktails and seven margaritas with his two bartending mixologists and offers a full menu with a West Indian/New American cuisine.
The drink menu also has three different frozen drinks, red and white sangria and 20 different types of flavored vodka. C-Bar also offers hookahs with tobacco they get from a specialist the bar employs from India. “They’re the best,” said Balmacoon. They have belly dancers and Brazilian dancers on Friday and Saturday then Karaoke on Sunday.
Balmacoon managed many bars and lounges in Manhattan over the years that catered to celebrities, fashionistas, and socialites. “We needed something fancy here,” said Balmacoon.
One of his premiere bartenders is Stacey Landers, who was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in Verona, Italy, which is where she learned the art of mixology beginning at the tender age of 16. “I started at a pub, [and] learned all about wines and pairing.”
Landers said one of their most delicious and popular cocktails is the Passionate C.
• Three ounces of Ketel One Citron
• Splash of St. Germain
• Two ounces of passion fruit puree