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Bathtub Gin

390 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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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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


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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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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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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DJ's every Thursday, Friday & Saturday from
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment
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4.5  based on all time ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMcoz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 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.

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.

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.

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

Muy bien ambientado, una gran barra de gin y divertido

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

Josal (Bedfordshire)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2017

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

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.

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

Cool space

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..

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.

vipMcoz (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 25, 2017

Bathtub Gin is one of my favorite places in NYC. Whenever I have someone visit, I bring them to the show on Tuesday nights. You can make a reservation, but usually have to do so about a month in advance. The performers are phenomenal! The cocktails are also delicious. The atmosphere is great. It is my favorite speakeasy in NYC.

vipredrabbit (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

Group of 6 women for late night cocktails. Speakeasy with Jazz playing, comfortable tables and bar. Waitress helpful with drink choices.

Mleaux (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

Lovely burlesque show and delicious cocktails!! Fun for all, and highly recommended! I'll most certainly be back for more!!

vipPartricia0915 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2017

Many cocktails here, all are delicious, and food is not bad for appetizer with alcohol. staff is really nice and kind!! I should come back soon!!

Cyndi (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

Vibrant, loud bat scene for people in their 20s; crowded with good energy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

They made us leave when there was no one else in the restaurant !!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 12, 2017

Amazing drinks a fun time!!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 10, 2017

Took my girlfriend for a surprise and she loved every minute. It really is like stepping back in time to when these bars were around. I would recommend to anyone to take in speakeasies when they go to New York particularly this one.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 6, 2017

There's no issue with noise, didn't know what to pick on the scale above

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 3, 2017

Simply terrible on every level. Walked out and went to a much better place next door.