New York City-Lower West Manhattan
- Night Out
May 11, 2018
New York has embraced the hidden and illicit. The best new bars to spring up on the scene are clandestine in nature, concealed, hush-hush. Take Bathtub Gin: the bar is disguised as an unassuming coffee shop in Chelsea. It’s only when you step inside and seek out the secret entrance that the true nature of the space is revealed. A gold-plated bathtub dominates a room spotted with fringed lampshades and elegant armchairs. The waitresses are clad in vintage flapper regalia, and barmen make cocktails based on pre-Prohibition recipes. The quality of the drinks is high, the small plates tasty and we’re betting it’s not water in that tub.