The owner of East Village gay bar Eastern Bloc branches out with this hetero-friendly, Victorian-themed cocktail den. The decor references “curiosities” of the era, with anatomical textbook illustrations serving as wallpaper and taxidermied animal heads dotting the two-room space. Original cocktails include the Bedlam Cup, with Pimm’s, cucumbers, lemons and elderflower liqueur, and the Sagamore House (Maker’s Mark, cherry liqueur, bitters and Lillet Rouge).
40 Ave C
|Cross street:||between 3rd and 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $11. AmEx, MC, V|