Summer NYC 2013, Activity #29: Bathtub Gin

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Neighborhood: Chelsea
Venue: Lounge & Restaurant
Atmosphere: Trendy, Biz Casual
Crowd/Scene: Dinner, Late Night
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Rating: 4 Stars

Bathtub Gin…oh how I have longed to visit this place! And when it finally happened, it just so happened on a very random night during my first week back at work.

I had the wonderful pleasure of being taken out by my new team at work to Gaslight Lounge, where I got to meet a ton of new, cool people that I will be working with for the foreseeable future. But once we got done with Gaslight Lounge, a bunch of us headed over to Brass Monkey for even more post-work liquid consumption. And it was there, that I really got to meet the people that I would be working with for the foreseeable future!

Once we were done at Brass Monkey, I wound up leaving with a few people and walked over to Bathtub Gin on a spur of the moment kind of deal. Somehow, I managed to get in despite wearing a t-shirt–but hey, when you look this good, who’s going to keep you out of the club? And once I got in, the interior of Bathtub Gin was about as awesome as I had made it out to be in my head after having heard numerous, positive reviews about this fine, speakeasy establishment in Chelsea.

Bathtub Gin looks like a speakeasy should look like. The furniture is fresh, clean and seemingly new, but it also looks like it was ordered special delivery from the 1920s. The lighting is dim, and the colors are also dark, adding to an already preconceived ambiance of underground, sneaky and sexy. For about 7 seconds, I don’t know if it was the post-work liquid consumption speaking, but I felt pretty surreal being in what seemed like a really unique establishment.

That said, I don’t have much else to tell you about Bathtub Gin. I didn’t do much other than order a few beverages, run into a friend on a date, and talk up the doorman, whom I gave my business card to. So other than assuring myself that I can get into Bathtub Gin Sunday through Thursday so long as my favorite doorman doesn’t change jobs, that’s really all I’ve got for you. It’s a cool-looking place, with decent drinks, and an ambiance that would make for a great date, birthday party or anything in which you need to impress someone from out of town.

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