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Bathtub Gin

4.5
388 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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About

Gin was the predominant drink in the USA during the prohibition-era 1920's and many variations were created. "Bathtub 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 "bathtub 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner & Cocktails:

Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am

Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm - 4:00am

Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:00am


Brunch:

Sunday: 11:30am-4:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 559-1671
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Mallol
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th & 19th Street
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Public transit
A, C, E train to 23rd Street Station
A, C, E, L train to 8th Avenue/14th Street Station
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Entertainment
DJ's every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from
9pm-3am
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment
What 388 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.5
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4.0
food
4.2
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMcoz (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2017

Bathtub Gin is one of my favorite places to take people who are visiting NYC and want an experience! I went for the burlesque show on Tuesday night, which was very fun. They have amazing cocktails. Highly, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on May 20, 2017

The atmosphere and cocktails at BathTub Gin were both great, however, I was very disappointed by the service. Our party had a reservation for 9:45pm but we did not sit down at our table until 10:25pm because we were waiting for service. First, we waited in a line outside the venue while the bouncer argued with the party in front of us because they were late for their reservation. Then, we waited inside the venue for an additional 15 minutes just waiting to be acknowledged by the hostess. All in all, when we sat down to the table, it was 10:25. At that point, the hostess informed us that they had another party coming and need our table at 11:00pm and so they would try to find us a another table to move to at that time. The staff was unable to find another table for us, so we only had the table from 10:25 until 11pm, even though we had a reservation and complained to management. The cocktails were delicious but overall, this was a very disappointing experience. I would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on May 18, 2017

Seating was terrible. They crammed us in on a bench shoulder to shoulder with other people. Left before ordering our first drink.

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Tavov (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2017

Muy bien ambientado, una gran barra de gin y divertido

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Chubblers1 (Birmingham)
5.0
Dined on May 1, 2017

Went for my birthday celebration in New York and since I am now 64 years old was flattered to be asked for ID! The venue came recommended from a few people. There is a limited menu but would highly recommend the Kobe Beef on Toast.

Extensive gin based cocktail menu, my favourite was The corset

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Josal (Bedfordshire)
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2017

One of my favourite bars in NYC. Definetly worth a visit.

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vipNYCfoodfrenzy (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2017

Loved this place! The speakeasy setting is fun to introduce to people, the service is good and our waitress knew all the cocktails and made great recommendations fir our group of four. We didn't try any food but we all enjoyed our gin cocktails. Personally I think the cocktails are too busy- there are so many ingredients, it's hard to know what the flavor profile is without asking. They're expensive too, but they're still enjoyable - would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2017

Cool space

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0
Dined on April 26, 2017

very nice ambiance, staff was very friendly, just annoying that we had to leave the table in 2 hours..

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on April 26, 2017

Really slow service. Had to flag people down for our order. It was a special dinner and we felt forgotten.

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