The inspiration for this bar’s name is a Chinese milk candy that owner Jim Chu ate as a child. Free samples of this treat sit in bowls on the bamboo bar in what was formerly Idlewild—his kitschy, airplane-themed bar. Chu’s tastes are clearly maturing: The space was converted into a slick, all-white room, and Chu added fancy cocktails and quality Asian-inflected nibbles, like shrimp wontons and tempura chicken.
|Venue name:||White Rabbit||Contact:|
145 E Houston St
|Cross street:||between Eldridge and Forsyth Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Sun 6pm–2am; Thu–Sat 6pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, MC, V|