Apothéke

Apothéke

Cocktail Bar, Speakeasy, and Event Space$$$$
Chinatown, New York
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  • Becca B.
    "live jazz from BK and try the Sitting Buddha"(11 Tips)
    Irena C.
    "If you are in the mood for a great tasting drink try a Dr. Ruth."(10 Tips)
    What's Up New York
    "The aphrodisiac drinks are amazing!"(11 Tips)
    Meg F.
    "Delicious cocktails and great live jazz music on Monday nights."(17 Tips)
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  • Minji S.
    Minji SonAugust 20, 2015
    Love this place!! Located so randomly in Chinatown but they have killer cocktails and live jazz sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays(with live burlesque), and Sundays. Go early or make rsvp-
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...May 21, 2013
    Date Night Is... sinfully delicious cocktails in the midst of a see-and-be-seen crowd. Wander into the heard of Chinatown and seek out this gem by looking for the line outside. (Or just go early.)
  • Daria T.
    Daria TryashinaNovember 3, 2015
    the best bar i have been to in NYC so far! amazing live music Mondays. great cocktails and the vibe is amazing. bartenders may be quite slow though, but ut us worth the wait.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksNovember 26, 2014
    Head down a windy, tucked-away Chinatown street to find amazing cocktails and live jazz at this vintage-inspired spot. Call ahead for the secret password to get in. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Ira B.
    Ira BlossomMarch 5, 2015
    I've got a new favorite speakeasy and you'll need a password to get in. Some of the best cocktails I've ever had and some amazing performances by the dancers and live band. Gotta do it.
  • Shah
    ShahOctober 16
    This place is incredible. Lucid Dream, Sitting Buddha, Tainted Love, Dr. Ruth; you'll be hard pressed to find better cocktails within a few miles radius. Highly recommended.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 7
    For when you just can't have another cranberry vodka. Let the expert mixologists at Apothéke Academy teach you a few of the classics, like the Sazerac, French 75 and old-fashioned. Read more
  • Wdychen N.
    Wdychen NYCNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Love coming here on Monday nights for live jazz with Chinatown Allstars. Their cover of "After You've Gone," (song from 1918) is amazing and true to the moment. You are being transported back in time!
  • S Marks The Spots
    S Marks The SpotsApril 29, 2013
    Coolest bar in NYC. Dim lighting, cool music, hip crowd full of energy and a long list of “prescriptions”, i.e. amazing cocktails to choose from! Try the Bees Knees and the Almond Old Fashioned. Read more
  • Lann730
    Lann730December 22, 2013
    I loved the speakeasy atmosphere. It makes you feel like you're doing something illegal! Order off of the menu and tell the bartender what you like and he'll whip something lethal up! I highly rec!
  • citizenM
    citizenMFebruary 27, 2013
    NYC’s first cocktail bar with a strict “Farm-to-Bar” philosophy. All their ingredients are local and organic, and some come from their own rooftop garden. Read more
  • Annika Y.
    Annika YanAugust 23, 2015
    All the alcohol are chemical and all bartenders are in fancy lab coats. However we had a "deal closer" and got a "paid vacation". (Those are our drinks names, they are FANTASTIC)
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoJune 24, 2015
    This place is probably the best all-around 'speakeasy' style spot I've come across in NYC. Not overly pretentious, drinks are phenomenal & creative, & right around the block from great Chinese food!!
  • Stephanie Z.
    Stephanie ZhongOctober 29, 2014
    Bartenders making cocktails for you wearing a lab coat. The interior is designed to make an impression: a chemist office with a hint of vintage luxe. Drinks are creative, so quirky, and for the brave
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaJanuary 4, 2013
    Check their fb page for Wednesday's "Prohibition Night" password (limited cocktails this night). Full 30+ cocktail menu avail all other nights of the week. Sunday's band, Live Footage, is the best!
  • Ania B.
    Ania BańczykAugust 6, 2015
    Everything was awsome about this place: funny guy at the entrance, life jazz, burlesque show, delicious cocktails (try "devil may care"👍🏻 ) handsome bartenders and the over all atmosphere. Love it!
  • Arie
    ArieJune 16, 2015
    Housed in a former opium den in an unsuspecting corner of Chinatown, finding this place can be a bit intimidating. But trust me, it's totally worth it. The elixirs are spectacularly creative.
  • letajanelle
    Turn down some seedy Chinatown streets to arrive at this hole in the wall. If there's a band playing consider yourself fortunate to be in a luxurious hidden bar in the greatest city in the world. 🎶
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Excellent cocktails are served in this Chinatown speakeasy. Try the Dear Prudence for something a little lighter: Aviation Gin and Pimms liqueur, passionfruit juice, lime, and agave nectar.
  • brenna c.
    brenna cammeronAugust 27, 2012
    Music here is just as experimental as the cocktails on Sunday night. Get Matthew the head bartender to make you whatever he pleases. Don't leave without trying the smoked Negroni + Eucalyptus Tree.
  • Siovonne
    SiovonneAugust 26, 2014
    I love the cocktails here. This place has a unique feel to it. It's set up like an old school pharmacy. Dark ambience, and great old school music playing. Date night as well!
  • E D.
    E DwardApril 9
    Beautiful drinks. Yes. Beautiful. In every way. Space gets kinda club-y at night. Go on the early side to enjoy your cocktails in peace, stay for the party once you're nice and toasty.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 26, 2015
    Killer cocktail bar. Make a res, get there early, or not get in at all. A bit hidden. $20 per drink not inclusing tax and tip, but worth it for the experience and deliciois drinks.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJuly 1, 2015
    Delicious cocktails and great live jazz music on Monday nights. Late night it gets a little rowdy, but if you have a fun date and can dance the night away, go for it.
  • Tim F.
    Tim FaustiniSeptember 8, 2014
    Really great cocktails. Be sure to check online for the password. Come Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday nights for live jazz.
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    The first time that I came here I felt that I overpaid for my drink. Then the bartender gave me another for free. Well played, I'd say. Great place to stop by if you're in Chinatown.
  • Marco V.
    Marco VoormolenMay 13, 2015
    Excellent cocktails, cool people and great 20s ambiance. Make sure not to come underdressed. And make sure not to miss the jazz band on Monday evenings and the brassband on Tuesdays.
  • naveen
    naveenAugust 16, 2011
    on the corner of two of my most favorite streets in new york city: pell and doyers. they're especially mysterious at night. surprise someone as you're walking through chinatown + grab drinks inside.
  • Sam S.
    Sam SamskiesDecember 30, 2012
    Pricey (I got 2 drinks for $36), but delicious mixed drinks made with fresh and I believe local organic fruits mixed in. Nice place to bring a lady friend. Great atmosphere and music.
  • Tiziana R.
    Tiziana RMay 4, 2013
    Awesome speakeasy with bartenders wearing mad scientist lab coats while whipping up delicious concoctions! They also have great Prohibition parties every Wednesday with live Jazz bands!
  • Val
    ValApril 7, 2014
    Opens at 6:30pm and there will be a line. Grab a cozy booth and check your coat. Complimentary of course. Your taste buds are about to go for a tantalizing and pricey ride.
  • Arjumand B.
    Arjumand BonhommeNovember 11, 2015
    The drinks are amazing. The brass band that plays on Tues is too. The waitress has a hall monitor attitude. We saw her tap a bill reminding a couple to pay. She took a seat from the hands of a patron.
  • Aurelia K.
    Aurelia KanetzkySeptember 29
    Incredible live jazz Music and vibrant Dance performance. A Must-See in NYC! Expensive but worth it!!!! From now on one of my faves..
  • Ernst-Jan P.
    Ernst-Jan PfauthSeptember 22, 2012
    Monday night jazz. The band stands in front of the bar and rocks while you sip dangerously strong but delicious cocktails. My fav: Bourbon Sour. Mind the flames!
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurJanuary 26
    With extremely unique vibes, the bar’s 250 plus specialty drinks are divided into categories like Health, Stress Relievers and Pain Killers. Read more
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3
    Let the expert mixologists at Apothéke Academy teach you a few of the classics, like the Sazerac, French 75 and old-fashioned. Read more
  • Victoria N.
    Hidden gem in the middle of a creepy Chinatown alleyway. I came on a Sunday and they had a jazz band. Large menu of drinks which are very unique and interesting.
  • Lucie P.
    Amazing place, really tasty and original drinks and awesome atmosphere! You need to visit this place when staying in NYC!
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroNovember 19, 2015
    Spot the Chemist sign and duck in here for a "prescription". It's a unique spot with an apothecary feel to it. If vodka soda's your drink, I recommend the Ivy Fizz.
  • angelo w.
    angelo wJanuary 24, 2011
    This is my favorite speakeasy!!!! I encourage everyone to go here atleast once. Nice ambiance and the decor is like an old school apothecary hence the name. Drinks are awesome and the scene is mellow.
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuOctober 9
    Hidden gem in a quiet street in Chinatown. Drinks are creatively mixed that surprise you with their deliciousness. Can get quite crowded on weekend nights though.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChanAugust 21
    Laboratory/chemistry-themed speakeasy. A number of interesting ingredients in the cocktails such as quinoa, asparagus and zucchini. My favorite was the beet cocktail!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 24, 2014
    The apothecary-themed cocktail bar is visually stunning, and with a list of over 250 specialty cocktails, it's become a haven for upscale spirit enthusiasts.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanFebruary 24, 2015
    Real catch 22 - The Stunt Double with bourbon and smoked peach might honestly be the best cocktail I've had in New York. It also costs $21.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    It's not just your cocktail that you are choosing - you are also selecting your mood. The Menu is broken up into several categories: Health & Beauty, Aphrodisiacs, and Stress Relievers to name a few. Read more
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDJuly 29, 2014
    Live jazz Mon, Tues, & Sun nights. Wed is prohibition night and password is required. (call ahead)
    Upvoted Oct 19
  • Marissa W.
    Marissa WindowJuly 8, 2011
    Don't let the outside fool you, this place is a complete gem & the drinks are pure heaven. Note: There is a $30 minimum for cards & most drinks go for $15, so bringing cash is ideal.
  • Felix S.
    Felix SargentMay 4, 2015
    Classy place, but the cocktails have to be your style. Everything is a little too sweet to my liking. All the cocktails are clever, but I feel they miss the mark of highlighting the spirit itself.
  • CRUZiiiE
    CRUZiiiEApril 30, 2011
    I swear by the strawberry fennel concoction by the mad scientist bartenders! Pricey drinks, but totally worth the unique blends & one-of-a-kind ambiance! Love this Chinatown hotspot.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaMay 4, 2015
    It's not just your cocktail that you are choosing - you are also selecting your mood. The menu is broken up into several categories: Health & Beauty, Aphrodisiacs, and Stimulants to name a few. Read more
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