It's an interesting experience to enter such stylish space thru the modest facade in the backstreet of Chinatown. The cocktails in general are unique and experimental, so you'd either love or hate them. For me, they were good because I enjoy trying creative recipes. (Flavors of the cocktails tend to be pretty strong - smoky, spicy or potent.) Live music was great, and it wasn't too crowded for a Friday night. A great date spot!
Interesting combination of house specific cocktails in this prohibition-era styled bar - generally with loads of absinthe or other spicy liquors. Price is about as expected for the city, around 16-20 per drink. There is usually live music in the later evening hours, typically a jazz/funk ensemble. This can make it quite difficult to converse, so its reputation as a "speak easy" is factually unwarranted. There isn't much seating and can feel overfull at times. Nonetheless, it is a fun atmosphere and worth at least a single visit to see if it's your kind of thing.
Amazing experience!!! Trendy, hidden gem in the middle of Chinatown! being that I have a science background, I was completely impressed by the organic Chem formulas on the wall, the flask decor, bartenders in lab coats, everything! Staff was very friendly. We arrived at the place around 730 on a Saturday. We def beat the 9pm rush. NOTE: if you arrived after 9pm, there is a $50 spend minimum on drinks (with reservation for Friday and Saturday nights) .
It's a cool speakeasy in a small (dark?) ally in Chinatown. They are making their own liquors and have a long list of great cocktails. The place is beautiful - from floor to ceiling and the bar. But to top it all they have a different live show every day and they are all just amazing creating magical atmosphere in the place.