The Tippler

Bars , Cocktail bars Flatiron
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This Meatpacking District cocktail joint isn’t always a great bar, but it is big and inclusive: Want a vodka drink without the judgmental sneer you’ll get at stuffier joints? There are four of them on the menu here. Prefer 1990s hip-hop to 1890s ragtime? At the Tippler, Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest bellow from the speakers. The long menu includes baffling experiments like Frozen Lushies, which drown quality spirits in a sea of slush. But for all the misses of this spasmodic mixology, there are eccentric hits like the Gin & Chronic—a cheeky gin-and-tonic variation fortified with lime, allspice liqueur and citrusy whole-dried hops. Think of the place as a large-scale recruitment booth for curious drinkers, and suddenly its flaws seem forgivable—even, in the right light, charming.
Venue name: The Tippler
Contact:
Address: Chelsea Market, 425 W 15th St
New York
10011
Cross street: between Ninth and Tenth Aves
Opening hours: Mon–Wed, Sun 5pm–2am; Thu–Sat 5pm–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St: L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V
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ssh2138
tastemaker

Definitely one of my favorite bars in Chelsea. The line gets kind of crazy after 10:30 pm so I recommend coming here early to start your night. Love the cocktails. I don't recommend ordering at the table... even though we didn't have the best waitress I still love the place because of the awesome and super patient bartenders. So go up to the bar and ask for an order! They're very sweet. Love the vibe and there were some times when they also had good music. It can get a little stuffy since it's down in the basement so a fair warning to those visiting in the summer time.

Maria M
tastemaker

The Tippler is a speak-easy-like bar hidden under the busy Chelsea Market. Most people don't know about it, so it never gets too crowded. Went on a Saturday night once and a bunch of us easily got seats. The drinks are expensive, but they have really unique cocktails. It's also fun to go for someone's birthday and get then the fun Birthday Shot!

Maddie M

Love this place. I normally don't like overcrowded bars but the vibe here totally worked for me. You feel cozy but not on top of other people. Great spot for drinks if you're in the area. Also, perfect little den to warm up in on a cold winter night out on the town. Great IPA and friendly staff. 

christa t

Our favorite bar! Cocktails $12 which is a great price compared to other places. And the cocktails are always delicious and well thought out. They will even make something special for you based on your favorite liquor. Never disappointed. Bartenders are top notch and awesome. We often go earlier in the day (before 8pm) and have the opportunity to chat with them....great people! The food is good too. The Tippler is an excellent option if you're in the area and want to avoid the meatpacking crowd. Located in the basement of the Chelsea Market, entrance on 15th Street where you see an "OPEN" sign lit up. 

katherine

Located in the basement of Chelsea Market, you'll find The Tippler, a 100 year old historic space that is now available to the public in the form of a bar. They take their cocktails seriously and offer craft beers, wine and snacks. The atmosphere is cozy and offers some couch seating in addition to their bar seats. Look up, and you'll feel like you're viewing a mini Michelangelo ceiling painting. You can read the rest of my review with photos here: sprungonfood.com/2013/12/06/the-tippler