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Employees Only

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  1. Cosmopolitan (Photograph: Virginia Rollison)
    Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    The Cosmo at Employees Only, mixed by bartender Steve Schneider

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Time Out says

A fortune teller greets patrons at this comfortably-worn reproduction of a prohibition speakeasy. There’s a rousing scene in front, a mix of diehard regulars and industry types who jockey for the attentions of the chef-coat–clad barkeeps. Of all of the city’s craft cocktail joints Employees Only is among the most populist, with enough nerd-baiting tipples on the menu to please aficionados without alienating everyone else. Easy sipping libations include the floral Provencal, a silky blend of lavender-infused gin, vermouth steeped with herbs de Provence and Cointreau. More seasoned drinkers can call for a Hi-Octane Fix, made with aged rum and scotch, Cocchi di Torino vermouth, Grand Marnier and bitters. Chef Julia Jaksic turns out tasty bar snacks; stick around until closing time and they’ll set you up with a gratis bowl of chicken soup before sending you packing.


510 Hudson St
New York
Cross street:
between Christopher and W 10th Sts
Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq
Average main course: $22. AmEx, Disc, MC, V, DC
Opening hours:
Daily 6pm–4am
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