Morning After Package
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day for the whole month of March and score something a little more exotic. Bringing back a signature spirit of The Knickerbocker’s past, we are offering a little extra with our Morning After cocktail-spritzed with absinthe- with all booked stays.
Morning After offer includes:
- $50 Food and Beverage Credit
- Complimentary upgrade from Superior to Deluxe room category or from Deluxe to Premier room category.
- Early check-in and late check-out based on availability
As our history goes…
One such drink available at the Knickerbocker was absinthe, the controversial spirit made from wormwood, which in those days was usually consumed as a hangover cure. The New York Herald dubbed it “the boon of the morning after.” In 1912 temperance crusaders successfully lobbied the government to ban the importation and interstate distribution of absinthe, which has extremely high alcohol content and is believed by some to cause hallucinations. But the federal ban had no effect on the Knickerbocker. The only four absinthe distilleries in the nation were located in New York, so distributors didn’t have to cross state lines to deliver absinthe to The Knickerbocker’s bar.
After 1912 the Knickerbocker was one of the only legal places in the country to drink it. “Absinthe is made in America, right here in New York, and there never will be a shortage until a State law is passed forbidding its manufacture or until wormwood from which it is distilled, ceases to grow,” an anonymous Knickerbocker bartender told the Herald.
Terms & Conditions
Food and beverage retail value of $50 excluding tax and tip per stay. Food and beverage credit is valid for one time use at Charlie Palmer at The Knick and St. Cloud; offer excludes use of credit at Jake’s at The Knick. Complimentary upgrade, check-in and check-out amenities are based upon availability. Offer valid for booked stays between March 1st to March 31st. Other terms and conditions may apply.