Bathtub Gin

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80 Good

Behind an innocuous door in a coffee shop lies this swish speakeasy with pre-Prohibition Era cocktails.

132 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10011


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The lowdown

A red light glowing inside the Stone Street Coffee Company may provide a clue that there’s more than just coffee inside this tiny storefront. Behind an innocuous door, Bathtub Gin’s name may conjure Prohibition-era moonshine (naturally they have a namesake copper bathtub prominently displayed in the center of the bar), but the owners wisely decided to focus their cocktail list on recipes predating the bathtub brewing decade, with substantial bar food a modern fusion affair. Weeknights offer an opportunity to sink back in one of the speakeasy’s plush, damask banquettes over a cocktail or two while weekends are more raucous. That said, late night bathtub lolling is encouraged—seven days a week.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The space gets packed, especially when there’s a free burlesque show on the schedule. Reservations are recommended.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized