Oh yes, another Prohibition-era speakeasy. The point of difference? A copper bathtub slap bang in the middle of the room, of course. No water (or bubbles) inside it, but whatevs, maybe they’ll fill it with booze for a special occasion. Why’s it there? Well, it’s a reference to the fact that during Prohibition the main spirit people drank was gin, and a lot of it was produced in bathtubs. That gin was pretty unpalatable, so a whole list of cocktails was devised to mask the taste. Only top quality gins in this establishment now though.
To find this place look for Stone Street Coffee Company on an unsuspecting street in Chelsea, you’ll need to pass the bouncers pretty easy selection routine before being pointed through a door at the back of the coffee shop and into the bar.
The speciality here is of course gin. The menu promises 'no pretentious flourishes or showing off'. Fine with us - make ours a 1910 Martini. Rolling with your crew? Order one of their punch bowls to share. Okay, so they come in at just shy of $350, but when it's shared between 8 then who's counting. It's also worth checking out what's on, entertainment-wise. Who wouldn't wanna go their gin-on to some live jazz or burlesque?