Paying homage to the previous tenant—a performing-arts space that ran above KGB Bar since 1992—this third-floor cocktail den hosts big-band orchestras, late-night jazz trios and burlesque dancers every Saturday. Along with a stage containing an upright piano and vintage Unidyne mike, the space is decorated with tufted-leather banquettes, pressed-tin ceilings and—curiously—a copper bathtub. Cocktails include the Ritz (cognac, Cointreau, champagne), the Dubonnet (with gin and lemon) and the Cocksman (rum, pineapple juice, orange bitters).
The Red Room
|Venue name:||The Red Room||Contact:|
85 E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Second Ave and Bowery|
|Opening hours:||Daily 7pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average cocktail: $12. AmEx, MC, V|