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Our ingredients are housemade daily using organic and local produce herbs and botanicals
Guava Mama
Mexican guava, vodka, cognac, anise, all spice, lime
Heart Of Gold
House-made passion fruit puree, vodka, vanilla cognac, ground vanilla bean
Fresh Start
Carrot, celery, gin, oregano essence, ginger, agave nectar, lime
Pepper Infusion
Red and green bell peppers, vodka, dill, fennel oil essence
California strawberries, vodka, rosemary, agave nectar, lime, champagne
Thai White Lady
Thyme essence, gin, egg white, lemon sour, orange
Jasmine Sour
House-brewed jasmine tea, vodka, ginger, candied ginger essence, egg white
Spicy Tomato Basil
Muddled cherry tomatoes, gin, basil, black and red peppercorn, habanero bitters, fennel-himalayan salt rim
Hecho De Mexico
Tamarind, tequila, habanero, agave nectar, lime
Lavender Fields
Lavender, tequila, kalamanci fruit, pressed limes
Rite Of Passion
Smoked pineapple, mezcal, lime, dried chipotle rim
Mayan Summer
Mezcal, cucumber, cilantro, habanero bitters, lime
Pigmy Gimlet
Kiwi, vodka, eucalyptus tincture, agave nectar, lime, cracked black pepper
Smoking Jacket
Single malt scotch, all spice, house all-spice bitters, agave honey
Chinatown julep
Bay‎ leaf-sugar cane reduction, aged rum, fresh mint, pressed lime
Irritable Scotsman
Aged scotch whisky, muddled plum, cardamom, house elderflower bitters, agave honey
Fields Of Heather
Heather tips, vodka, white peach, raspberries, lavender, limoncello, lime
Root of the Earth
House-made‎ beet-cognac reduction, rum, vanilla essence, agave nectar, lime
Deal Closer
Cucumber, vodka, local chinatown aphrodisiacs, mint, lime, vanilla essence
Cherry Licorice
Tart cherries, single malt scotch, absinthe essence, house-made cherry bitters, cherry licorice garnish
Blood Orange Bourbon
Sour blood orange, bourbon, lime, sugar cane, egg white, blood orange bitters
Blackberry Cobbler
Rye whiskey, blackberries, creme de violet, agave nectar, lime, cobbler rim
Deserts Rose
Cactus pear, pisco, rose water, egg white, house bitters, agave nectar, lime
Violet Hour
Muddled blueberries, house-made elderflower syrup, islay single malt scotch, blueberry lager
Kisser By Absinthe
Saigon cinnamon, cognac, cloves, star anise, fennel seeds, vanilla, house absint ie, egg white
Edamame And Shiso
Vodka, edamame puree, muddled cucumber, shiso leaf shaved ginger, wasabi -pink himalayan salt rim
Cilantro Paso
Micro-cilantro, gin, cucumber, white lillet, agave, lime
Bittersweet Sympathy
Grapefruit, gin, campari, house lemon bitters
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Checked the website to check was open and noticed that was closed for a private function the day before so assumed would be open that evening. Travelled there but on arrival told unceremoniously that we could not go in as closed for a private party....More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 1mcp1
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a brand to maintain, and that brand is a pretentious and unwelcoming bar that aren't transparent with their drink pricing. A group of 5 of us walked in on a Wednesday night and we were advised by the bouncer of an optional coat...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Helen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place entirely by accident while looking for Nom Wah tea parlor. Walked in to be surprised by a wonderful aesthetic and greeted by friendly, knowledgeable bartenders. My group was guided through the menu and were given excellent recommendations. The drinks were phenomenal! Will...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Markus A
Reviewed September 4, 2019

I love this place so much! My boyfriend and I used to come here a lot when we first started dating about 3 years ago. So it's been awhile but recently, I had a couple visitors, so decided to take them here after a dumpling...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jwong25
Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

You could easily miss it as outside it seems as closed old pharmacy. Interior is really creative, it has 20's, prohibition, spooky kind of vibe. Coctails are pricey, 18$ each but really different than anything I tried before, fruity and refreshing with different kind of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank anadH169MQ
Reviewed July 31, 2019

There are a few things to like at Apotheke. The 19th Century apothecary atmosphere is quite cool. The well crafted cocktails feature an imaginative blend of unusual liquors, botanicals, house made elixirs and bitters. But a few things leave a bad taste. There is precious...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Rather unfriendly doorman, nice interior. Good drinks and cosy atmosphere. Guests seemed rather young, expected a generally more sophisticated atmosphere. Worth a visit though.

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank MatthaeusLux
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

That is what I ecoect from a speackeasy in NYC. Great location and good bartenders. Even if the selction of drinks It is clearly made for the American standard ((not Judging, just saying It's different)sweet different) the bartenders and barlady were professional and I do...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Macomeno
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem on Doyers in Chinatown. If you aren’t looking for it, you’ll miss it. Tiny opening down to a different world and time with great drinks like Sitting Buddha or Golden Hour. Absinthe-based drinks as well for those so inclined. All ingredients are housemade...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Lufdoc
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This place is located in a corner in China town. Unique drinks great atmosphere but there isn't really anywhere to sit.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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