Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

Cocktail Bar · Lower East Side
191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton), New York, NY 10002, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 PM–12:40 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. MasterCard & American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.5/10

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    Peter B.
    "Mixology is definitely on point: try the Experience No.2"(9 Tips)
    Eater
    "The Kinkakuji is a must."(2 Tips)
    Angela S.
    "The "Angelita Cocktail! is the best!"(2 Tips)
    Lisa W.
    "Great speakeasy style cocktail bar tucked away."(4 Tips)
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  • kinkakuji
  • angelita
  • good for dates
  • bourbon
  • kota ternate
  • good for a late night
  • trendy
  • liqueurs
  • DJs
  • great value
  • comfortable
  • stylish
  • good for singles
  • lively
  • romantic
  • authentic
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  • cozy
  • fancy
  • Champ E.

    On the higher price scale for cocktails, but the vibe matches its sister location in London Chinatown, and the mixologists really perform works of art and science with every pour.

    Champ Ensminger · 1 week ago
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  • Siovonne

    Great cocktails!

    Siovonne · 1 week ago
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  • Emilie F.

    Great music (sometimes a little loud), good for groups

    Emilie Futterman · 3 weeks ago
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  • Graham L.

    Fantastic cocktails. Don't bother with the menu--just tell them what you like and let them work their magic.

    Graham Lindner · July 17
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  • Cole K.

    Unbelievable craft cocktails in a super stylish atmosphere. The door to the bathroom is just a panel in the wall. My only regret? Not remembering what this drink is.

    Cole Kennedy · July 5
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  • Oscar M.

    Bar staff is friendly, drinks are yummy and the DJ spinning last night was great!

    Oscar M. R. · June 27
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  • Arie

    They mean it when they say Experimental - cocktails here are extremely hit or miss, as though they are just throwing ingredients together and hoping for the best. Service here is quite poor as well.

    Arie · June 22
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  • Mélanie V.

    Large place

    Mélanie Vecchio · June 20
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  • Calvin M.

    Great cocktails and service. Chill but trendy atmosphere.

    Calvin Multanen · June 7
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  • Sara T.

    Delicious and rally creative cocktails. Lovely atmosphere, though the music can be a little loud.

    Sara T. · June 6
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  • Sam W.

    Great date spot.

    Sam Winnick · May 14
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  • Irene B.

    Great cocktails and music. Our go-to place for a fun night out .

    Irene B · April 17
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  • Matt R.

    Get the Pistache

    Matt Russell · April 12
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  • Danielle H.

    Make a reservation or get there before 11

    Danielle Hayner · April 8
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  • Eli S.

    Friendly staff made room for us at the bar even though the place was pretty packed. The speciality cocktails were a bit sweet for my liking, but I'll definitely come back again.

    Eli Showalter · April 5
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  • Abigail A.

    Classic and simple. Very good cocktails.

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  • Courtney

    Cocktail were okay. Music and crowd were not.

    Courtney · March 28
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  • Chet M.

    Decent cocktails. Seems Good for dates.

    Chet Mancini · March 28
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  • Amy W.

    Solid cocktail. But just another dark old fashioned cocktail lounge. Comfy chairs a huge plus! Other than that meh

    Amy Wang · March 7
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  • Andrew L.

    One of the best cocktail bars downtown. Inconsistent atmosphere though, and it can get insanely hectic on a Saturday night.

    Andrew Litvak · March 4
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  • Liva

    You can't go wrong there. Close your eyes and put your finger on a drink or just tell one of the mixologists what you're in the mood for, he'll fix you something perfect anyway.

    Liva · February 16
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  • Anuj M.

    You can expect a textbook old fashioned, but don't expect a heavy pour.

    Anuj Mathur · February 9
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  • Kinjil M.

    Not your typical cocktail lounge. Super loud, crowded and more club like. Terrible music. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is the sister to paris's ECC.

    Kinjil Mathur · February 8
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  • Charlotte S.

    Cocktails, of course! My most memorable was 'medicinal' with candied ginger. Really good. We got there around 930 and found a seat at the bar, no problem. It was packed by 10-1030.

    Charlotte Scarf · February 8
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  • Ben M.

    The first place I've been where I genuinely wanted to try every cocktail on the menu. I had the Amarus Lavendem and it was amazing.

    Ben Mackey · January 29
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  • valerie rojas b.

    The cocktails are interesting & not for the timid. The cocktail waitress' sh*t didn't stink. No Maker's Mark on hand, so went with Bulleit for an Old Fashioned which was prepared decently.

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  • James J.

    I've been here and it was a secret dance party and another time it was quiet speakeasy. Both times drinks were great.

    James J · December 23, 2014
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  • Yaz M.

    Try the Milano Green martini with a twist, it's citrusy, smooth and you'll kinda feel like James Bond

    Yaz Mus · November 25, 2014
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  • Swig

    Great cocktails and very interesting bartenders. Drinks are intricate and thoughtful. Remember to Swig your drink.

    Swig · November 14, 2014
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  • Gothamist

    Order the Midnight Snack. This drink combines Bittermen's Coffee liqueur with Bulleit Bourbon & Tawny Port, then sweetened with syrup & fortified with a whole egg. It's served with a butter cookie. Read more

    Gothamist · October 27, 2014
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  • ZZubin

    Really diggin the pistachio drink these days

    ZZubin · October 11, 2014
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  • Lauren H.

    Lovely little place. Sit at the bar and pick the bartender's brain. He's super friendly and knowledgable.

    Lauren Hepps · October 8, 2014
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  • Choyce

    If you love waiting 20mins for overpriced, half-sized cocktails drowned in simple syrup.. then ECC is your place!

    Choyce · October 4, 2014
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  • Nicky K.

    The perfect date spot! This place is surprisingly unpretentious and accommodating. They'll make what you want but I suggest ordering off the menu for something unique.

    Nicky K. · August 31, 2014
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  • Eunie

    The Jean Claude pan dam was amazing

    Eunie · August 30, 2014
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  • Nick J.

    Not as good as the Paris and London outposts, but they still pour a mean drink.

    Nick Jordan · August 24, 2014
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  • Wilson Z.

    Cognac based peach apricot black tea

    Wilson Zhou · August 10, 2014
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  • Wilson Z.

    Pistache Club-gin based pistachio syrup and egg white

    Wilson Zhou · August 10, 2014
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  • Jono H.

    Whiskey sour, go!

    Jono Haysom · August 6, 2014
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  • J.T.

    Order a bourbon on the rocks and they measure out the portions. Lame...

    J.T. · August 3, 2014
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  • PureWow

    The Club is a throwback to old New York with pressed-tin ceilings, bartenders clad in suspenders and a selection of extremely aged libations from the 1960s. Read more

    PureWow · July 2, 2014
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  • Patrick S.

    Great music and great drinks

    Patrick Su · May 3, 2014
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  • Dina

    A sexy elegant space, easier to get into than most others (not on a weekend of course). Drinks are hit or miss, mostly underwhelming. A few can hit the spot but it's not nothing amazing.

    Dina · April 24, 2014
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  • Clarissa B.

    I'm in love with this place.

    Clarissa Blanco · April 24, 2014
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  • suneel

    if you know Indian sweets, the Jean Claude pandan tastes like barfi

    suneel · April 20, 2014
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  • Amanda F.

    Here for the #montenegro event!

    Amanda Ford · March 11, 2014
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  • Harry G.

    Walked in 10 minutes after 6 without ever being acknowledged in any capacity. Left shortly after

    Harry Griffin · March 11, 2014
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  • Shivani P.

    Terrible service

    Shivani Parikh · February 22, 2014
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  • Neel B.

    Bartenders are dicks and drinks have too much sugar

    Neel Bhargava · February 22, 2014
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  • Stina P.

    Stockholm Syndrome - seat at the bar or table anywhere. 💋

    Stina P. · February 16, 2014
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