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Bathtub Gin

4.5
4.5
389 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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.

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Menu

Small Plates

  • House Marinated Olives$6.00

    • Roasted Marcona Almonds$7.00

      • Fresh Herb Fries, Truffle Aioli$7.00

        • Black Bean Hummus, Avocado, Tomato Salad, Pita Bread$13.00

          • Warm Octopus Salad, Celery Hearts, Nicoise Olives$14.00

            • Tuna Tartare Tacos, Avocado, Mango, Micro Cilantro$16.00

              • Crispy Blue Point Oysters, Wasabi Mayo, Seaweed Salad$14.00

                • Lobster Spring Rolls, Cumin-Citrus Dipping Sauce$15.00

                  • Shrimp & Clams, Chorizo, Garlic, Watercress, Verdejo$14.00

                    • Steak Crostini, Tomato Salad, Blue Cheese Fondue$13.00

                      • Lamb Spare Ribs, Tzatziki, Oregano Oil$16.00

                        • Truffle Mushroom Ricotta Gnocchi, Parmesan, Sage$15.00

                          • Pork Belly Sliders, Quail Egg, Aged Cheddar$16.00

                            Large Plates

                            • Sea Scallops, Succotash Risotto, Red Pepper Vinaigrette$25.00

                              • Tuna Mignon, Eggplant Caponata, Parsley Emulsion$24.00

                                • Roasted Chicken, Spatzle, Carrots, Wild Mushrooms$21.00

                                  • Grilled Rib Eye Steak, Arugula, Pecorino, Meyer Lemon$29.00

                                    • Kobe Beef Burger, Gruyere Cheese & Wild Mushrooms$16.00

                                      Cured Meats

                                      served with baguette crouton, dijon mustard, pickled cornichons & caper berries

                                      • Prosciutto, Dry-Cured Ham, Iowa$12.00

                                        • Felino, Sopressata Dry Cured Pork Salami, California$8.00

                                          • Chorizo, Spicy Pork Sausage, Spain$8.00

                                            Cheeses

                                            served with semolina raisin bread, apricot chutney, pickled onions & marcona almonds

                                            • Clothbound Cheddar, Cabot, Vermont, Cow's Milk, Firm$8.00

                                              • Pecorino Ginepro, Lazio, Italy, Sheep Milk, Firm$8.00

                                                • Humboldt Fog, Cypress Grove, Ca, Goat's Milk, Semi Soft$8.00

                                                  Desserts

                                                  • Assorted Chocolate Truffles$9.00

                                                    • Creme Brûlée$10.00

                                                      • Toast Your Own Smores

                                                        marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate

                                                        • per person$5.00

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                                                      What 389 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.5
                                                      4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                      • 4.0Food
                                                      • 4.2Service
                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                      • 3.9Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      94% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                        glitzigirl

                                                        New York Area

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Reviewed on January 20, 2019

                                                        overall5foodserviceambience

                                                        Was looking forward to the kitchshy atmosphere but both the drinks and the food were phenomenal. It is a very small space but they do take reservations and we had a fabulous time. I highly recommend it!

                                                      2. M

                                                        Mcoz

                                                        New York Area

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 23, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        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.

                                                      3. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        2.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 20, 2017

                                                        overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                        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.

                                                      4. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 18, 2017

                                                        overall1food1service3ambience1

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

                                                      5. T

                                                        Tavov

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 5, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Muy bien ambientado, una gran barra de gin y divertido

                                                      6. C

                                                        Chubblers1

                                                        Birmingham

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 1, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                        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

                                                      7. J

                                                        Josal

                                                        Bedfordshire

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      8. SY

                                                        SYDfoodfrenzy

                                                        New York Area

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        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.

                                                      9. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Austin

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 28, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                        Cool space

                                                      10. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Miami

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2017

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

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

                                                      11. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2017

                                                        overall3food4service2ambience4

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

                                                      12. M

                                                        Mcoz

                                                        New York Area

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 25, 2017

                                                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                        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.

                                                      13. r

                                                        redrabbit

                                                        New York Area

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 24, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

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

                                                      14. M

                                                        Mleaux

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      15. P

                                                        Partricia0915

                                                        New York Area

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        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!!

                                                      16. C

                                                        Cyndi

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2017

                                                        overall3food3service5ambience3

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

                                                      17. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 20, 2017

                                                        overall1food2service1ambience3

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

                                                      18. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 12, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing drinks a fun time!!

                                                      19. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 10, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        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.

                                                      20. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Chicago

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 6, 2017

                                                        overall5food2service5ambience5

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

                                                      21. D

                                                        David

                                                        New York Area

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        1.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 3, 2017

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

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

                                                      22. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        The ambiance is great and the staff were all friendly...including the bouncer. I had made a reservation in advance which was necessary. There was a 2 hour time limit on the table which was more than enough time considering the crowd. The crafted drinks were all unique and tasty. Having gone to bartending school and knowing many of the flavors used I was able to imagine how the drink would taste. Someone who does not have any idea of the exotic flavors (like cardamom or various oils used) may not know what they are in for and may need some help choosing. Overall a very fun experience although pricey.

                                                      23. d

                                                        doh523

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Amazing cocktails! Had a very official speakeasy tone to it. Plenty of time on our reservation to try 3-4 drinks. Music was not too loud so we could hear each other and hold a conversation

                                                      24. M

                                                        Mcoz

                                                        New York Area

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 28, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        On Tuesday nights, Bathtub Gin hosts a burlesque show which is phenomenal. They have an incredible cocktail list with strong drinks. Definitely try to make a reservation since it gets crowded fast!

                                                      25. N

                                                        Nate

                                                        New York Area

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 27, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great all round first visit to Bathtub Gin. The ambience was cozy, the staff friendly, and the drinks tasty.

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 25, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        This is a great spot to grab a drink with friends. It can be a little bit loud but the cocktails and the ambiance are great.

                                                      27. J

                                                        Jodi

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 24, 2017

                                                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                        TERRIBLE how they operate this joint. I've lived in NY for 6 years and have never experienced this kind of amateur service. If you're going here cause its a speakeasy and you want a cool vibe and great authentic service GO TO ANY OF THE OTHER Speakeasy's nyc offers like, B flat, Raines Law Room, The Back Room, PDT, Blind Barber...the list is endless. For starters Bath Tub Gin doesn't even try to make it a cool prohibition vibe walking through the coffee shop, the bouncer standing there is clearly letting you into the bar area... not a cool front. Then they SQUEEZE you into a tiny table if you're a party of 3. On top of that they REMIND multiple times and at inappropriate times you only have the table for 2 hours. I could go on and on how terrible this experience was but quite frankly they aren't worth my time. Try one of the other places, TRUST ME!!

                                                      28. AM

                                                        AlyssaM

                                                        New England

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 18, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We made a reservation for 8. The waitress was attentive, the drinks were fantastic, and our entire group had a wonderful time. I do not recommend showing up without a reservation, this place gets packed!

                                                      29. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 14, 2017

                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                        Great night!

                                                      30. JS

                                                        JenniferS

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2017

                                                        overall3food4service1ambience3

                                                        We had a reservation for Saturday night. Hostess was extremely rude, stressed to us we only had our table from 8-10pm at least 5 times. Yet they wouldn't seat us since our whole party wasn't there right at 8pm. Felt like we were getting kicked out before we even sat down. Table was too small for 7 people even though we expected 8. Not enough chairs available so nothing they could do. Even after chairs became open, they didn't accommodate us. When we were ready for the check, again the hostess unnecessarily reminded us we had to be out by 10. Yeah we got it! Still finishing my drink at 9:59 and they had the next party standing over our table. We spent a lot of money there and to be treated that way was unacceptable. I hesitated to say anything at the time because our Waitress Danielle was great, food and drinks were also good. I just don't understand constant reminders and rushing us out when we were well within the time frame. I won't be going back.

                                                      31. TB

                                                        TomB

                                                        Cincinnati

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 7, 2017

                                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                        Enjoyed the drinks and food. I do not appreciate getting told to leave after an hour and a half (and $200 spent) in order to open up my seat for the next reservation. There were 8 tables available when we were told that we should start making our way to the door. Would probably have spent more time and money otherwise.

                                                      32. N

                                                        Nikki

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Burlesque brunch at Bathtub Gin was fun and intimate. We had great service and amazing drinks!

                                                      33. A

                                                        Andirica

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        I went here for my birthday with 2 friends and we had a blast. Unfortunately we got booted from our table after 2 hours but that's because they're crazy booked, especially on sundays. Fortunately we did get to move to the bar to enjoy the burlesque preformances, which were to die for! The ladies did an amazing job and were really fun and beautiful. They're interactive with the guests and the bar service was stellar as well. Really enjoyed my visit to celebrate my 23rd birthday!

                                                      34. s

                                                        sugarandspice

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 3, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Really cool speakeasy with great cocktails

                                                      35. m

                                                        mentanico

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 1, 2017

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        Creative and innovative drinks. Classic drinks as well. Didn't try the food, only drinks. Great ambiance. Reservation required.

                                                      36. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Birmingham

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 26, 2017

                                                        overall4food3service1ambience5

                                                        Apart from the fact that the waitress has spilled a glass on top (clothes and cell phone) without excuses or commercial gesture, the atmosphere was nice and the cocktails good

                                                      37. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 26, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        I brought my brother here for brunch and it did not disappoint. Being huge fans of French Toast, we both ordered it and split a side of bacon and sausage. The French Toast really hit the spot and went great with the Irish Coffee I ordered. My brother ordered one of the gin-crafted drinks and is looking forward to recommending it to his friends. I want to know where they get their bacon from because it was delicious. The waitress was very engaging and the decor is beautiful. I'm looking forward to coming back for a drink with some friends during their Tuesday night burlesque show. Very excited to book my next outing there.

                                                      38. B

                                                        Brown

                                                        New York Area

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 22, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great cocktails! The entire experience is thrilling, from the secret enterence to the actual tub. Unique, delicious, provocative...

                                                      39. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Northampton

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 20, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We thoroughly enjoyed our two visits here whilst in NYC. The first time we came across this amazing bar after taking an afternoon stroll down the High Line we enjoyed many of their amazing gin cocktails! Then we booked a table for the next night to enjoy the food on offer and a live jazz performance. Amazing atmosphere, cocktails and food! Would 110% recommend.

                                                      40. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Savannah

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 19, 2017

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great vibe! Reminiscent of the prohibition days...without the gangsters! We had drinks and the smores. Everything was awesome!!

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