Bathtub Gin

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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