Experimental Cocktail Club

Cocktail bars


Lower East Side

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  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    The Last One at Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Kinkakuji at Experimental Cocktail Club

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Black Heart at Experimental Cocktail Club

Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

Experimental Cocktail Club

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

User ratings:

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Experimental Cocktail Club 191 Chrystie St
    Lower East Side
    New York

  • Cross Street:

    between Rivington and Stanton Sts

  • Venue website:


  • Opening hours:

    Daily 6pm–4am

  • Transport:

    Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave; J, Z to Bowery

  • Price:

    Average cocktail: $16. AMEx, DC, MC, V

  • Map

    1. Experimental Cocktail Club

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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Amazing place, very cool crowd and great music. A must if you can find it ;-)


I think the best thing about ECC is definitely the atmosphere created by great music, cool crowd and décor. As for cocktails, the presentation is amazing, but some of them do not taste great (some are very good tho). And yes, the bouncers can be a pain, which is totally unwarranted, as this is a bar after all, not a club and the people who go there are generally polite, well-off and do not cause problems. Bob


What an amazing place! I have recently developed a taste for cocktails and have made it a mission to try out as many of the speakeasies/bars as possible. This one is without a doubt, the best! The atmosphere, the music (djs and live band), the extensive cocktail list and the staff all create a place that is exciting EVERY time. The attention to detail should be noted. Genuinely love this place. Enjoy it. J.


Great venue and great vibe. Drinks are good (a bit expensive) and the music AMAZING! New York needs more places like that!


Really good first time experience. Welcoming, and more than helpful staff. To watch the cocktails being made is in itself fun alone. Only criticism (if any) was that they could possibly do with extra hands behind the bar - as we had a dinner reservation elsewhere, and waited nearly 15 minutes for our first round.....hence no 5 stars. The cocktails were however, excellent and the music great!


Great bar, Good experimental cocktails and Amazing music selection. Avoid the week-end because it's too packed.


I really like ECC. Beautiful design and nice crowd. Good cocktails (a bit expensive) and cool DJ (different from the NYC scene who is really GREAT). You should go!


Love this venue, GREAT music! This is one of my favourite night time hangs. Great location in an area of town where actually there aren't a lot of other particularly exciting choices. The decor is stylish, the staff extremely friendly and the bartenders, with their Harry Potter potions, are the type of guys that appear to take genuine pleasure in their artistry. I would take half a star off if Time Out would let me because sometimes the cocktails can be so outrageous in their invention that they can miss the mark every now and then, however they still get an A for effort in my book and so deserve to get rounded up to 5 stars. Now, shhhh! Don't tell anyone about it!