A nod to old European apothecaries, Apotheke is outfitted with old vials, a custom-built marble bar, a gold leaf-painted ceiling, and light sconces filled with herbal liquids. The mad scientists behind the bar stir and shake dizzying drinks like the Deal Closer, made with local Chinatown aphrodisiacs, and the absinthe is made from a secret 200-year-old recipe using fermented sugarcane juice picked from Apotheke's own rooftop garden.
It’s time to take your medicine, and Apotheke is ready with all the syrups. This aptly located, apothecary-themed “speakeasy” can be found in what was once a former opium den in Chinatown. We maintain that the best speakeasy-themed bars create a full sensorial experience, which Apotheke does in spades with gold-painted original tin ceilings, long cozy sofas, and cocktail ingredients sourced from the bar’s own rooftop garden. True to their name and theme—cocktails like The Matador are meant to stimulate with tequila, red bell pepper, cantaloupe and a habanero tincture, while stress relievers like the Pink Panther incorporate palo santo-infused rum and coconut milk. To find the spot, look for the red Gold Flower Restaurant sign.