dens in 19th century Paris, Apothéke is the first of its kind. Los Angeles times, just when Manhattans most ambitious bartenders had started to resemble a troupe of historical re-enactors, sporting antique patterns of facial hair as they concoct 19th-century julep recipes, along comes Apotheke, with a host of drinks that Diamond Jim Brady wouldnt recognize. Theres the unmarked speakeasy entrance on Doyers Street. A unique-shaped Austrian crystal glass is carefully selected for each cocktail, and into it, is poured a beautiful, jewel-colored liquid. Inside, the back bar holds row after row of tinted druggists vials with hand-lettered Latin labels. Cilantro Infused Tequila, Watermelon, Billberry, Lime, Habenero Bitters, Old Bay. Clove-rubbed corned beef and coleslaw between two pieces of cowboy fry bread. At Apothéke, the presentation of a cocktail is just as dramatic as the cocktail itself. Served with a side salad or fried potatoes. Apotheke is wildly improvising new drinks, with a high success rate. Vodka, Gun Powder Tea, Matcha Pandan Leaf, Burnt Rosemary, Lime, Aqua Faba. But when the mixing begins, nostalgia ends. Cookie Use and, data Transfer outside the. True, the place has a certain gas-lit vibe. Find a boozy antidote tailored to your malady of the moment (get an aphrodisiac to that kid furiously swiping away on Tinder) in this apothecary-themed cocktail lounge tucked into an inconspicuous corner of Chinatown. The bar was custom-built usingsome pressed tin purchased from an antique store that also sold Tierney a 200-year-old door equipped with a cool sliding peephole.