Experimental Cocktail Club

$ $ $
191 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton)
New York, NY 10002
7:00pm - 4:00am
7:00pm - 4:00am
7:00pm - 4:00am
7:00pm - 4:00am
7:00pm - 4:00am


  • Try the Green Horny, a carbonated vodka drink bottled in-house, or the Blackheart made from bourbon, maraschino liqueur, orange oils and coffee.
  • You'll find cocktails inspired by everything from gelato to seaweed salad at this Lower East Side cocktail den, which also has locations in Paris and London.
  • Drinks from Nicholas de Soto, who's big on infusions and creating flavors of his own in lieu of liqueurs. The vibe is comfortable and cozy on weekdays, rowdy on weekends. The Kinkakuji is a must.
  • This place feels like Applebee's tried to do a speakeasy
  • The "Angelita Cocktail! is the best!
  • Even the ingredients have ingredients!
  • Try the experimental cocktails.
  • Sometimes, "experimental" can be too experimental. Avoid the shiitake mushroom cocktail, unless you REALLY love- and I mean LOVE- shiitake mushrooms. (Angelita is a great drink!)
  • Uh yeah, they friggin make their own carbonated alcoholic drinks. Why wouldn't you come here?!
  • Fun, but not as good as the London location.
  • Not your typical cocktail lounge. Super loud, crowded and more club like. Terrible music. Don't make the mistake of thinking this is the sister to paris's ECC.
  • Never mind the menu. Just tell the bartender what things you like, and they'll bring you the perfect concoction.
  • $15 (or more)/drink, the doorman pulls the "are you here with a reservation" but overall it's not a terrible spot if you're with a good crew. DJ is decent and the decor is nice but def not a must do.
  • Place us phenom. Take the first spot near window u find.
  • Fantastic cocktails. Don't bother with the menu--just tell them what you like and let them work their magic.
  • They mean it when they say Experimental - cocktails here are extremely hit or miss, as though they are just throwing ingredients together and hoping for the best. Service here is quite poor as well.
  • Classic and simple. Very good cocktails.
  • Solid cocktail. But just another dark old fashioned cocktail lounge. Comfy chairs a huge plus! Other than that meh
  • You can expect a textbook old fashioned, but don't expect a heavy pour.
  • I've been here and it was a secret dance party and another time it was quiet speakeasy. Both times drinks were great.

Nearby places

189 Chrystie St (btwn Rivington & Stanton St)
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St)
131 Chrystie St (btwn Broome & Delancey St)