Death & Company

Bars , Cocktail bars East Village
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Death & Company
Death and Company
Photograph: Beth Levendis
Death & Company
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Death and Company
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Death & Company
Death and Company
The nattily attired bartenders are deadly serious about drinks at this Gothic saloon, a pioneer in the current mania for craft cocktails. Behind the imposing wooden door, black walls and cushy booths combine with chandeliers to set the luxuriously somber mood. The barkeeps here are consistently among the city's best, turning out inventive and classic drinks such as the Sweet Hereafter, a Latin American martini riff made with floral pisco, St.-Germain, Dolin Blanc vermouth and Cocchi Americano.
Venue name: Death & Company
Address: 433 E 6th St
New York
Cross street: between First Ave and Ave A
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 6pm–3am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
Price: Average drink: $12. AmEx, MC, V
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3.5 / 5

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This place is great. It's not as tough to get in as some of the other speakeasies in the area (PDT). The drinks were delicious, I ordered the Blood and Thunder (tequila based) and my friend ordered the Devil Inside (rye based). Both were excellent. We went on a Sunday night, so the place wasn't crowded. We were able to sit right up to the bar and watch the bartenders make our drinks. There are also cozy booths for larger parties. 


The atmosphere is romantic for couples who want a good space to chat and spend some time together. However, the service and the drinks were fairly mediocre compared to some of the other speakeasies around town. I recommend going a bit early, maybe right after dinner in order to secure a spot to enjoy for the rest of the night.