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House of Wax

Bars, Cocktail bars Downtown
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
House of Wax
Photograph: Kylie Thompson

Inside the long-anticipated Brooklyn outpost of film-geek haven Alamo Drafthouse, you’ll find a hallway lined with all sorts of grotesque curiosities: death masks, model fetuses and even monkey skeletons. But walk through and you’ll find that the macabre is served with a side of cocktails. At the theater’s house bar—which is modeled after 19th-century panoptica attractions and displays many relics of that era from Berlin wax-house Castans Panopticum—tuck into cocktails like the Lolita Nymph (Brooklyn gin, orange-and-basil shrub, orange blossom) and the Butcher of Hanover (Fernet Branca, Carpano Antica Formula, IPA, lemon and Angostura) before your movie starts.


Venue name: House of Wax
Address: Alamo Drafthouse
445 Albee Sq West
Cross street: between Fulton and Willoughby Sts
Opening hours: Daily 4pm–2am
Price: Average cocktail: $10
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Two of my favorite things, drinking and museums! haha This bar with lots of fancifully named drinks and a decor from an old timey side show that does both of those things very nicely! After seeing a movie at The Alamo, we stopped in for a drink. And while we sipped our drinks we wandered around and gazed at the anatomical models, death masks, and so much more that is on display in this bar. Some of which is VERY graphic, but fascinating nonetheless. I love when a bar also supplies you with conversation starters! The bartenders were very friendly and attentive and the place wasn't too crowded on Wednesday night! Definitely worth a visit even if you're not drinking!