Hoping to invigorate the speakeasy trend by marrying actually good food with actually good drinks with actually good music (!), this dusky imbibery-inside-a-coffee-shop is denoted only by a red light on its nondescript door, which opens to reveal period touches like a tiled tin ceiling, an antique bathtub centerpiece, and possibly '20s-'30s jazz acts. It's all the product of a mixology heavyweight from Ireland and a chef from Harry's Steak, who're pairing plates of lobster-stuffed 'shrooms and short rib sliders with libations running from Pimm's Cups and Dry Martinis, to a light-n-dark rum joint w/ falernum, pineapple juice, and black cardamom called the Melancholy Punch, which certainly won't leave you dispirited.
Close your eyes and picture what a true 1920s speakeasy actually looked and felt like, and you might actually be looking at Bathtub Gin. The group of cocktail-seeking potential patrons outside might initially ruin the idea of this place being “hidden,” but once inside, all of that is forgotten. The facade of the space is a functioning coffee shop by day, but by night you’re led to the back to find an opulent space complete with a clawfoot copper tub and Chesterfield sofas. After making your reservation, get ready to enjoy cocktails like Flippin’ Good, which utilizes an entire quail egg and passionfruit brandy, or the Blasta Kick with house-made hazelnut orgeat and scotch. If you find yourself there on a Tuesday or Sunday, you’ll be treated with a burlesque show.