Bathtub Gin
Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bathtubginnyc.com/
  • Phone: 6465591671
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner Only:
    Sunday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
    Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 4:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Mallol
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment
  • Catering: We offer a full range of original and classic cocktails; wines by the glass from France, Italy & America; a great artisan beer selection; as well as specialty cocktail made just for your event. Our tapas style menu is great for entertaining at your house or office. We can work from your kitchen or bring our own bar. Each event is specifically designed to your needs and space. Prices vary according to number of guests and our level of involvement.
  • Entertainment: DJ's every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 9pm-3am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & 19th Street
  • Public Transit: A, C, E train to West 23rd Street Station A, C, E train to West 14th Street Station
  • Parking: No
A word from Bathtub Gin
Gin was the predominant drink in the USA during the prohibition-era 1920's and many variations were created. "baththub gin" was developed in response to the poor-quality of alcohol that was available at the time; because the 18th amendment specifically prohibited the sale or manufacture of distilled alcohol, producers of gin were forced to use denatured alcohol. By mixing it with other flavorings, such as juniper berries, and allowing the mixture to steep in a tub for several hours or even days, the gin became more drinkable. Producers of "baththub gin" encouraged bartenders at hidden bars to create their own recipes for cocktails.

Still today, straight gin is not usually served on its own, since it tends to be extremely dry. Gin is often mixed with tonic water, vermouth or fruit juices to make it more palatable.
Upholding tradition, we mix our gin and other spirits with the finest and freshest fruits, juices, syrups and infusions in cocktails inspired by original recipes.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Bathtub Gin reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (38)hot spot (35)late-night find (31)romantic (23)special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (9)notable wine list (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Wow
    chickVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a great find this place was, tried to find it last year and missed the secret door. Service and food are both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bathtub Gin = Great Bar Atmosphere
    mar229VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I loved the atmosphere and creative drink menu. I've been twice--once during the week and once on a Friday. Both times it was tons of fun and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations Recommended
    mlvsigmaVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Drinks and food were great but even with a reservation their seating policies are still strange. Our group of three had to move to another table because our time was up at our current table only to watch our previous table sit empty the rest of the time we were there. I think I understand what they are trying to achieve but not sure it's the best approach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    Nikki
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I loved this little hidden spot, drinks were great, the burlesque show was fantastic and the food was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • breast place
    gvoi
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Visited bathtub gin on a night with live burlesque!! The feeling was great! Nice drinks, nice people and a spicy atmosphere around!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such Fun!
    BurrowMom
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Can't say enough about the delightful dinner we had mid week. Amazing Cocktails (and not outrageous prices for NYC). A great way to kicko ff a special NYC weekend, romantic, or great fun with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comically terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was my friend’s 30th birthday and five of us decided to celebrate with a girls’ dinner. When we got to Bathtub Gin, we were greeted by an intimidating bouncer. “Identification, please, “ he barked in our faces. All right, we thought, all part of the shtick. We arrived at our “table,” which was really a booth for three people. We were told that we needed to squish in that space and that no other chairs were available because “a party of twenty” would be coming later that evening. We never did see that party of twenty. Mostly, though, the problem was how absurdly rude and condescending the entire staff was, making us feel like we were far less important than others in the restaurant. Bad move, Bathtub, we won’t be coming back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place to go!!
    Susie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Recommend reservations, but we had an awesome time!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • put on that red lipstick ladies...
    Brooklyn81
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Incredibly sexy, and leaves you feeling that you know a secret only select new yorkers know. Our server was adorable and described the drink I ordered (brooklyn 75) as having "magic" in it, and she was spot on. This was my 2nd time, and certaintly will not be my last.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very unique and fun venue. We were a party of six which the host was able to accommodate after we booked a party of 2. Food was delicious, drinks were refreshing, and the servers had perfect timing. Will def come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • speakeasylover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The place is amazing and so much fun. The drinks were great and the smores are the best thing on the list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork Belly Sliders
    GandT
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The pork belly sliders with quail eggs were so good! The fries were crispy and the truffle aioli was a great compliment. The host and hostess were very friendly. The gnocchi was not good at all. The service was slow. The drinks were just ok and inconsistently made.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WILLIAMJAY
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Bathtub Gin is fun, relaxed, and does not take itself seriously. Drink menu is terrific. Service is helpful and fun. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT
    essie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    !!! loved everything. the manager was amazingly accommodating and we felt like we were given special attention. the food was AMAZING -- definitely try the sliders and scallops!! we caught the burlesque show which was very fun and entertaining. literally a hidden gem!! :D
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • does not disappoint!
    bunnieVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This place is wonderful. The vibe, the food, the cocktails AND the service. This has become one of my "go-to" spots when I need to unwind amongst an unpretentious crowd in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I came here with 2 friends on a Sunday night to watch the Wasabasco burlesque show while having dinner. We had a GREAT time! All of the cocktails were excellent and perfectly balanced. Get an Old Fashioned! It's the best one I've had in this city. We all shared: lamb spared ribs (good texture, but could have used a little more seasoning), lobster spring rolls (very good), gnocchi (very good), pork belly sliders (excellent!!), and smores. The smores were a lot of fun to make at the table. The service was OUTSTANDING... friendly, prompt and inviting. Ambiance was great and the show was really fun. I'd come back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great attitude!!
    CoreyNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Lovely ambience with their Sunday night burlesque show. Excellent to bring friends along to.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique! Definitely will go back!
    r1o4n5it8
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    First time at a burlesque show with my friend. We got the best seating! We were off to the side and in the middle, and we got wet! (interpret as you wish) :-P The food was delicious - small portions and a bit pricey, but it was worth it. Everything tasted great. I had the Dutch Gin Fix and I loved it. Evelyn (our server) recommended it - she is right on target with people's tastes and was very thorough with making sure our night was excellent. The burlesque performers were awesome too! Liked the artistry involved. The magical intro was fabulous! Everything made it feel like I was in a totally different world and it was delightful! Did some people watching, too, of the audiences around - it was fun to see their reactions as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great speakezy
    gbandjgVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There was 3 of us and we booked way early to get a booth. When we changed the booking time by half an hour, they moved our seats to a 2 person table so that was uncomfortable. Apart from that,we left before the dj started so noise was largely only patrons and it was not somewhere you can have a quiet chat. Otherwise service was great, drinks weren't cheap but amply filled glasseshelped. Food was very good but the tastes were strong and not as subtle as we like. That said,the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its empty, but we need your table.
    underwhelmed
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The drinks and bartender are lovely. If you go early (right after work), no one is there and you can enjoy your drink and whatever else in peace -- otherwise the later it gets, the more pushy they will be trying to make you leave. This can be understandable in NY where there are endless lines... but the problem here is that they keep the entire place almost empty and still kick you out. The food isn't that great. The truffle fries were really the winner amongst the other mediocre items. I've now been here twice, and I'd rather have a beautiful drink somewhere else than deal with the hassle. The tippler is right around the corner afterall.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what a gem!
    Newlyweds
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    An amazing end to our NY stay! We decided to to go to Bathtub for a final night cocktail only to find out on arrival it was burlesque night - bonus! An electric atmosphere, classy and entertaining performance from some beautiful ladies and perfect gin cocktails! When our waitress heard it was our honeymoon she brought us some complimentary S'mores which just topped the evening off for us! A must for all in NY! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Date Night
    Likethestate
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We went for our anniversary to the Sunday burlesque show it was the best experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just amazing!
    Notpicky2VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was simply amazing...I live in Chicago and I need a tri to get back to this place!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 84 reviews are from the Bathtub Gin reviews archive.
  • Love gin!
    Fish
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I am a cocktail lover and a gin lover. The drinks here are amazing with only too quality ingredients! Must try for anyone who loves cocktails in a cool setting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    only1bc
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Bathtub Gin is one of those special places one should visit at least once, certainly more if possible. The ambience is amazingly different, a throwback to a by-gone era. The staff is very attentive, food is exquisite, and the prices certainly reasonable for the fare they offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    GreatfordatesVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Amazing speakeasy vibe...old school. EXCELLENT staff. Get there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cocktails, better service
    xandernycity
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Cocktails are diverse, complex and absolutely delicious. I had one of their whiskey specials and a champagne/brandy cocktail hilariously called the Carol Channing. The Carol Channing is my FAVORITE. The roasted chicken came on a small platter, but was cooked perfectly and served with flavorful mushrooms. The truffle aioli fries were so good I ordered 2! Ambience is very 20's boudoir and with period-appropriate music playing in the background. It was quite dark and candlelit of course, but, hey! It's a speakeasy! What BLEW me away was the service. We had two different servers (we had to move to a bigger table) and they were both incredibly attentive, charming, and had a wonderful sense of humor. New absolute favorite in New York.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous in all ways
    Pouletlondon
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    All I can say is go..... It's a must! Great vibe, flawless food, I have recommended to everyone I know
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Night Burlesque
    BrianMitchinsonVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Love this place on a Sunday night. Make resos at 8:00pm and enjoy Doc Wasabasco's finest burlesque! Also, excellent cocktails and sexy service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun find
    jakfi
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Very cute & fun, right from opening up in back of the coffee shop. Service was very friendly and helpful, and the little tapas were quite nice. It might get expensive to try to fill up there, but for some nibbles and interesting cocktails it was great fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A cool hidden speakeasy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Had a great time with a group of friends at this hidden little gin joint. It's inside a coffee store beyond a big door manned by a guy who looks like a bouncer. Very cool, 1920s vibe and decor. The food was tasty, though portions on the small side. The cocktails were a bit disappointing; they seem to make them on the VERY sweet side. But after a few of us sent ours back (the servers were very accommodating with this), we finally hit the right mix.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flirty and fun
    Flirtyfun4
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We booked for a fun night out in a special weekend trip for number of 'big' birthdays. Bathtub Gin really lived up to the online information and we had a great night out in a fabulous atmosphere with good food and service. I would heartily recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burlesque Tuesday
    FoodForThought
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Burlesque show on a Tuesday night, what more can you ask for? Great small platters as well as the whiskey menu. Definitely worth the visit and makes a perfect venue for friends visiting NYC. Overall a great experience, will be back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Visit!
    Ruthie
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We went to Bathtub Gin for our first time while in NYC for our anniversary. I knew it was well reviewed, but I was still not prepared for what a fantastic experience it would be. Get dressed up, and add some 1920s elements to your outfit, if you wish. This is a very popular, classy kind of place with luscious decor and decadent drinks and plates. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended here if you wish to sit, even on a Sunday night!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speak Easy
    ritchi
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Very nice place with an incredible cadre ! the waitress is very cool and the food is just incredible !
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun speakeasy
    SRadjyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Haven't tried the food at Bathtub Gin (had to submit a rating though so picked the middle one as I saw a table have smores which looked great) but have been a few times for late night drinks and it's a fun spot. On some days they have a light burlesque show (featuring a bathtub) and other times they have a light DJ spinning some great tunes. It's not always easy to get a table and it gets very crowded near the bar, but the convenient location in Chelsea and overall spirit of the place makes it an enjoyable spot.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Definitely unique, which we really enjoyed! We could not have asked for better service. Enjoyed both the drinks and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ells66VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great Sunday night out - free Burlesque show with talented performers.. ambience was retro, fun and cheeky and a perfect NY experience for my guest from out of town. It is a very special space, perfect for a group of friends or a romantic night out. Cocktails were delicious and service super quick - no snooty moody staff to be seen on the door or inside which was a relief, considering many speakeasys specialise in in a glacial welcome! Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Treasure
    Njeyedr522
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This restaurant was by far one of the coolest places I've been. My brother and I split 4 tapas and tried a few of the gin cocktails. The place had that speakeasy feel to it. I'd recommend going there with one other person. The seating for groups doesn't seem to be as comfortable. The tables are tiny. If you are looking for privacy this isn't the place. Awesome if you want a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cathyand jack
    cathyandjack
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    we had a wonderful time, the staff, service and food was just fantastic. nicest people ever! I ordered the filet mingone... The most flavorful and tender I've ever had.....It cut with a butter knife . thank you all for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic