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433 E. 6th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. Ave. A
By amanti on 10/10/2008
This place looked appealing because it seemed to have a sort of 'used-to-be-a-hotspot' thing. i.e. cheap cocktails, no waiting. It turns out that the drinks are good-ish, the food is a middling take on standard bar fare, and the decor is sort of the budget version of the gothic speakeasy. The slovenly boy at the door is the killer. He made sure to alienate everyone who entered the bar. I just wanted to say to him "dude, there's no one pushing to get in. be nice. it's better for business." So many other places do it better.
common sense rewarded by consistently stellar cocktails
By misterpickles on 5/15/2008
well executed drinks come at a sensible price ($12), and your experience is dictated by a few obvious factors - 1) when you go; 2) how you carry yourself and ultimately; 3) what you order. civilized human beings are treated to a thoughtful menu of drinks (leaning toward whiskey, gin and tequilla) carefully constructed and expertly produced by creative and passionate bartenders. living in the LES, i've never had a problem getting in, and if there is a wait they will take your number and call you without attitude if none is given (grab a drink at the cherry tavern while you wait).
Excellent Scene; Equally impressive drinks
By THEINSURER on 4/9/2008
My girlfriend and I went this last Saturday and got right in; she looked stunning but it was because we lucked out. Another couple was just leaving aftyer being there for almost 2 hours, which ended up being how long we stayed. The un-crowded intimate feel and friendly servce combined with a diverse range of specialty drinks, wines and surprisingly nice food to make the night one to remember. From the doorman to the waitress to the other patrons, we were treated very well and felt comfortable in the distinct surroundings. It is now one of our favorites and we look forward to going back. It was certainly no more expensive than what we expected, and we had several appetizers as well as a glass of champagnme to top the night off.
Over-hyped and Unprofessional
By dimuzon on 2/6/2008
The drinks weren't bad, but definitely over-hyped. The real problem with our experience, however, started when at some point during the evening a WATER glass disappeared from our table - perhaps the waiter took it? In any case, they accused us of stealing it, adding it to our bill for $20 (I suppose the expensive glassware must be responsible for their overall pricing policy), and threatening they had video surveillance (I'd like to see of what exactly)... Watch out for the waitress Jessica, she's apparently running some sort of water glass racketeering ring down there. Pretty pathetic, especially given how much we spent that night...
too much hype
By 10007 on 2/19/2007
the drinks are good and its nice that they call you rather than have you stand outside..but its not THAT great.
wheres mrs. churchill when you need her
By sadie_d on 1/19/2007
super cool staff/mgmt and stellar service given how crowded but if theres one thing i cant wrap my vitrola around, its that just like pegu, the mixologist has managed to overflavor all concotions. if you took all of your liquids in the med cabinet, dug up every herb out of every rooftop garden in the borough, through in a bamboo ceiling, loudly infused some genetically modified django reinhart and just for kicks asked pat benetar, from ridgemont high to squeeze into a 2x2 table; you might think you are at Death & Co. If they toned down their flavored abv and added a splash of something acid, I might give the drinks another shot. While waiting to get on the list, go four doors east to cherry tavern, blast talking heads and watch the local ev chicks whip all the guys asses at pool!
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