Gold ceilings, gold skulls, gold chains: The trappings of this decadent, VIP-studded watering hole live up to the name. If you manage to get past the notoriously tough door, you'll find the gilded theme continues with bartender Tim Cooper's cocktails, including Above the Clouds (vodka, sake, vermouth and velvet falernum) and Beijing Pearl (gin, pear puree, agave nectar, champagne).
389 Broome St
|Cross street:||between Centre Market Pl and Mulberry St|
|Opening hours:||Sat, Sun 10pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Spring St|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $13. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|