Hidden in a small alley way in the center of chinatown, Apotheke is a one-time opium den which feels more like an upscale Victorian brothel. Inside the candlelit lounge, a gigantic marble bar--lined with mortars and pestles, herbs and elixirs, all marinating in century-old glass jars--serves up an extensive variety of specialty cocktails. You really can't go wrong, no matter what you choose.
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Doyers Street between Pell and Bowery Streets
Canal Street (J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6)
Chambers-Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall (4, 5, 6, J, M, Z)
Grand St (B, D)
Location: 9 Doyers Street (off of Pell St. and Bowery St.)