Umami Mart Barware

Beautifully illustrated, beautifully designed, and beautifully crafted - just like its namesake - this is the ultimate bar book by NYC's most meticulous bartender.

To say that PDT is a unique bar is an understatement. It recalls the era of hidden Prohibition speakeasies: to gain access, you walk into a raucous hot dog stand, step into a phone booth, and get permission to enter the serene cocktail lounge. Now, Jim Meehan, PDT's innovative operator and mixmaster, is revolutionizing bar books, too, offering all 304 cocktail recipes available at PDT plus behind-the-scenes secrets. From his bar design, tools, and equipment to his techniques, food, and spirits, it's all here, stunningly illustrated by Chris Gall. 

Make sure to check out Payman Bahmani's column on Umami Mart, The PDT Project. Payman takes on the task of making and writing about every cocktail featured in the PDT Cocktail Book, as well as providing an awesome photo of each drink taken by Vanessa Bahmani Photography.


  • By Jim Meehan; illustrated by Chris Gall
  • 368 pages
  • Hardcover; published by Sterling Epicure