Apothéke: Chinatown's secret cocktail bar
There's a cocktail for every mood
Strategically hidden in one of Manhattan’s most notoriously crowded neighbourhoods, Apothéke is far from what its unimpressive exterior suggests. Inside awaits a heady, nostalgic atmosphere inspired by the history and rise of the apothecary in Europe. Nicolas O’Connor leads a mixology team that swaps downtown garb for lab coats and serves mood-inducing cocktails prepared with local and organic ingredients. From Aphrodisiacs and Pain Killers to Euphoric Enhancers and Stress Relievers, you choose your mood accordingly. “Prohibition Wednesdays” offer themed cocktails; guests must whisper a password at the door to be admitted. Decorated with hundreds of antique medicine bottles, the hand-carved bar doubles as a theatrical stage. (9 Doyers St., New York, NY)
Photo by Erin Burns.