11 Doyers St., New York, NY, 10013
By ShannonSmith75 on 5/4/2012
DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!!!! Since when do you need a reservation, for a $500 bottle, to get into a bar? And since when do doormen ask women to palm $20 each to get in? I wish I read the reviews on this place because they're right. I am sure once you get inside this place is very nice, but it is not worth being disrespected by a doorman who makes you and your girlfriends wait for 20 minutes, letting other people go in front of us, and then catching an attitude when we ask how much longer the wait is going to be. And when I told him not to be rude to my friend, he called me a fat b*tch. The doorman is a scrawny abusive assh*le on a power trip. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!!!! I never write reviews, but was so offended by this guy I wanted to let others know so they didn't have to deal with this kind of horrific treatment.
By berg835 on 4/13/2012
I have been frequenting Apoteke since their opening years ago and have gotten to the point that I know the bouncers (Phil, Jay, and LaMont are the best doormen in the city) and bartenders (Chris makes a mean Deal Closer) on a first name basis. It is arguably my favorite cocktail lounge in the city, and I have proudly introduced scores of people to this unique fun place.When I heard they were opening a place next door, Pulqueria, I could not have been more excited. And then I met their doorman. First, they are billed as a place without a doorman that you can easily walk into; this is untrue. Second, call me crazy, but I figured my great relationships and ridiculous amount of patronage next door would have some impact on my ability to enjoy their new sister bar. Apparently I am crazy, and after attempting to get in >20x now I have only seen the inside once, and they were empty. No, I do not have a reservation for a bar in Chinatown at 11pm. No, I am not willing to buy a bottle for $500. And no, I WILL NOT PALM YOU $50 to walk in! After such a great relationship with a sister establishment that is literally next door, it shocks me that a potentially great place is so negatively colored by one insignificant petite latino guy on a power trip. Albert Trummer and Heather Tierney need to find a new front man for such a potentially great place. Any of the staff you have at Apoteke would be a HUGE improvement upon the guy that has repeatedly offended a great patron.
By bkiddo on 3/18/2012
We went there for a group dinner party. The service started out ok, but ended terribly. They overcharged us $200, did not apologize, kept us waiting while they tried to "do the math", and then yelled at us for being "unclassy". Our friends ordered us a round of shots by giving them their cc via telephone, they lost that info, failed to explain where the shots came from, and then asked us to pay for them, which is fine, but no apologies whatsoever for failing 4th grade math. Overall, food was meh, very expensive, and poor service. Never have I ever had such lowbrow waitresses.
By SoleilFemme on 1/25/2012
We started the night at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles down the street. Wanted to try this place out and have to say I loved the $6 Pulque drink although I was the only one of the group to try out their signature cocktail. A couple of friends got the Guava cocktail and the Chili Pineapple.. ALL delicious! Then I switched to Vodka/Sodas... these ended up being $14 each!! I'm sorry but that's just over the top. I know they were pretty stiff and that's great but just a heads up if you want a drink drink, just go with a delicious tropical one off the menu! Also this place was perfect on a Tuesday ... just the right amount of people.
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