The Ship

The Ship

Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar$$$$
SoHo, New York
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  • Ben L.
    "Great speakeasy from the Little Branch folks."(5 Tips)
    Bliss G.
    "I went with "bartender's choice" for my cocktail, saying I love my drinks a..."(6 Tips)
    Steven Y.
    "Bobby Burns and the Chin Chin for cocktails"(4 Tips)
    Jenny C.
    "The New Orleans Buck is the way to go."(3 Tips)
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  • harryh
    harryhSeptember 22, 2014
    Super dramatic entrance through an unassuming entrance into this great subterranean bar. Expertly mixed cocktails from Little Branch alums. Recommended!
    Upvoted Mar 7
  • Kino
    KinoMay 6, 2016
    The Ship is a tasteful basement speakeasy that's hidden behind a inconspicuous black door at 158 Lafayette. I recommend their off-menu drink that's similar to a Dark & Stormy called New Orleans Buck.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMay 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Little Branch owners' cocktail spot that's perfect for a date perched over the bar on the second floor and good for group in their big cubby tables. Bartender's choice, or anything with scotch.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeJanuary 14, 2017
    Great open space with delicious cocktails courtesy of the people behind v small bars lower branch and middle branch. You will barely see the hidden door so keep a lookout but def make a stop 🍸
  • Mou Zai H.
    Mou Zai HuangFebruary 28
    My first ever bar experience in NYC. Love the tunnel like entrance which feels subtly mysterious. Great side selections. Also they mix nonalcoholic cocktails for my nonalcoholic friend
  • Derek T. K.
    Derek T. KuSeptember 15, 2015
    Drop your anchors here. This ship makes unique twists on familiar cocktails. You'll feel like you've entered into the hull of a ship where drinking fancy cocktails is encouraged.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BrownJune 23, 2015
    Get the Virgo Sun, created by Karen Jarman (once of PKNY), it's delightfully boozy and sweet with orange. Rittenhouse rye, montenegro, maple lemon, served on crushed ice.
  • Grace Y.
    Grace YoonJuly 2, 2017
    Quiet, pleasing atmosphere perfect for holding intimate conversations with friends or s/o. I got strawberry mojito (not on the menu) but all drinks sound great!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Great place for a happy hour! The negroni and the agave drinks are delicious. The salmon appetizer and cheese plates were nom nom!
    Upvoted Feb 8
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Cocktails are great - we had gin gimlets, a spicy tequila drink with srirachi and a penicillin. Owner is there most nites and crowd is v cool.
  • Jon C.
    Jon ChanOctober 25, 2017
    You're looking for a little black door next the back entrance of the Mondrian Hotel. Once you get past the dramatic entrance, order a bartender's choice. Choice of liquor, fruit or spirit forward, etc
  • Brad K.
    Brad KleinMarch 30, 2016
    Solid drinks + atmospherr. Bartender will solicit your fav drink ingredients and whip up custom cocktail for you! Also, gotta steal the awesome metal stirrers/straws, shhh. Hot mezcal drink = yes
  • Paul H.
    Paul HogueJuly 10, 2016
    More ice than drink, though the staff is friendly and it's an interesting ambience. Truthfully, there are many other, better cocktail bars/speakeasies in NYC.
    Upvoted Mar 8
  • Sami A.
    Sami AvilesOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Well-crafted cocktails by fun and knowledgeable bartenders. Go with the bartender's choice and have them craft the perfect cocktail to your liking. If you're hungry, order the sliders.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BendjouiaFebruary 7, 2015
    Get the chin chin bourbon drink. Good quiet spot with nice service, great place to go if you actually want to have a conversation !
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PrietoAugust 3, 2014
    My favorite cocktail bar in the city. Go off menu and let the bartenders convoy something special for you. Also try the brussels sprouts - they're wonderful.
  • Bliss G.
    Bliss GriffinAugust 22, 2014
    I went with "bartender's choice" for my cocktail, saying I love my drinks a little spicy and a little sweet. The caipirinha he gave me was absolute perfection.
  • Paige A.
    Paige AnneNovember 24, 2015
    Get the Hendrick's Gin Bramble! The Ship also makes a mean Hot Toddy, I recommend it with Balvenie scotch. Cheers!
  • IrmaZandl T.
    FABULOUS cocktails and really chill vibe. Owner was previously with little branch. Get here before it gets crazy busy!!!
  • Sanjeev S.
    Sanjeev SreetharanAugust 15, 2014
    O captain, my captain. Typical above avg speakeasyish cocktail bar fare, with a nautical tinge (upside foghorn lights). Positives are the location and that it's not super popular (yet)
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacSeptember 5, 2015
    Underground dives with cocktails that keep things classy & refreshing. Try the one with gin and grenadine or ask the waitresses for their suggestions. Awesome space, and can't wait to try their food!
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerMarch 4, 2016
    Dark and cozy downtown spot that's good for a date. Nothing off the charts, but a solid place to grab a drink and chat.
    Upvoted Mar 8
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VilaDecember 24, 2015
    The bartenders treat cocktail making as a science. The staff is super friendly and the ambience is very classy. Great for a date.
  • Ljubica
    LjubicaJanuary 20, 2016
    If you come on the early side (by 9:30pm) you'll skip the long line. Cocktails are spectacular, thanks the the incomparable Becky.
  • Rana R.
    Rana RouhanaAugust 1, 2014
    pick your liquor, and go for the bartender's choice. fruits are fresh, drinks are original, and bartenders are super creative!
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 19, 2015
    interesting place. crowd is mature, cocktails executed well, cool room. not too big, so it gets cramped rather easily, but has a nice speakeasy vibe.
  • Natasha Z.
    Natasha ZuluagaJune 21, 2015
    Expertly made delicious cocktails. The bartenders know what they're doing here. Downside: the entire place smelled like Brussel sprouts 😳
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeJuly 11, 2014
    Great speakeasy from the Little Branch folks. The New Orleans buck and the Kalbi Sliders are fantastic.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaghoobarJanuary 18, 2016
    Cocktails are well-made and strong. Awesome little place for a late night outing with a group. Very cozy vibes.
  • Daria Z.
    Daria ZatsepinaSeptember 17, 2016
    Barmans choice . Just say what you like and they make it incredible . Love this place ❤️ best speakeasy bar !
  • Christine C.
    Christine ChenMarch 7, 2015
    Great drinks, it's a good spot if you pick the right time to go. It can be mellow when it's not packed.
  • Jack G.
    Jack GashiFebruary 6, 2015
    Great date spot. Very cool interior, good strong drinks (Bartenders choice all day), and solid app fare.
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YJuly 20, 2014
    Bring a date and get cozy in one of the booths; go with the Bobby Burns and the Chin Chin for cocktails
  • Heather R.
    Heather ReynoldsOctober 26, 2014
    Chin Chin, Ginger Mule, Slow Gin Fizz. Bacon wrapped dates were good too! Love the atmosphere
  • Ingrid O.
    Ingrid OliveiraMay 26, 2017
    Don't let the shady-looking entrance fool you. Good food and reasonably priced sparkling wine!
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SheaDecember 29, 2016
    The speciality cocktails are good but they'll make you anything and it will be amazing!
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Cool hidden place but it gets crowded early. Only one bartender makes it tough to get a drink quickly!
  • Franki W.
    Franki WDecember 15, 2014
    This place is super super cool and the drinks are amazing. Recommend the bartenders choice.
  • Elizabeth B.
    The penicillin was good! The trilogy drink was strong. The truffle pizza was amazing.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RudolphJune 7, 2015
    Order bartenders choice. You won't be disappointed. My go to is the Torch Light 🔥
  • James C.
    James CarringtonMarch 7, 2016
    Great cocktails. Great vibe. Hidden gem.
  • alba
    albaJanuary 21, 2017
    entrance between two stores, marked with a flag. walk down stairs. part of Little Branch team.
  • f7o
    f7oSeptember 3, 2014
    The Chin Chin mix is great. Spicy but great. Nice small bites too !
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 21, 2015
    If you find it, the drinks are worth it. Fun place in a sparse area
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzAugust 12, 2017
    Fun hidden entrance similar to attaboy, not too cozy, cool bartenders
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SeifeAugust 1, 2015
    Great drinks (try the mount Vesuvius) in a fun, underground bar.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrightOctober 15, 2016
    Grab a table and try The Valley. Great whiskey sour variation .
  • Liz M.
    Liz MallalieuMay 26, 2015
    Great new spot off the beaten path in Soho.
  • Alberto S.
    Alberto SimonSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great bartenders who can prepare something that you will surely enjoy.
  • Dhiya K.
    Dhiya KuriakoseApril 24, 2015
    Love the cocktails. Great place for a relaxed, lowkey, evening date.
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