This unmarked boîte is the sort of contrived hideout that might be cooked up by an overgrown kid with a chemistry set. The bar is littered with old vials, the cocktails are referred to as “prescriptions,” and the bartenders-cum-mad-scientists are in rare form—note the cinnamon-flambéed Himalayan salt that rims a margarita. But all of this hocus-pocus doesn’t translate to better drinks: An off-putting, gin-fueled Seven Herbs tasted exactly like alcoholic gazpacho. Apothéke’s $35 pyromaniacal absinthe—set aflame and passed between cups à la a blue blazer—yields a syrupy-sweet elixir. Some may revel in such silly tricks, but we’d rather take the cash and buy three less ludicrous drinks elsewhere.
9 Doyers St
|Cross street:||at Pell St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 6pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: J, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average drink: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
4.1 / 5
- 5 star:2
- 4 star:4
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
Very disappointed. Apotheke was one of my favorite cocktail, until I discovered they used Evan Williams Green Bourbon in my last old fashioned. With the price we are paying, I think we could have at least a better bourbon...