Perfect The Classic American Cocktail At This Sci-Fi Speakeasy in Chinatown
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Start off your evening with a radically different kind of history lesson at Apotheke Academy, where you and your person can sign up to spend a few hours learning how to perfect the classic American cocktail, as well as the story behind it. This old time sci-fi hideaway is known for its notoriously bold and complex concoctions, so a lesson from their mixologists is sure to entertain, educate and astound you both. Fool around and mix some drinks with your love then take your skills home and show them off to each other and to friends—post-tutorial, you’ll have a chance to buy everything you need to recreate for just $75. This class happens periodically—check their calendar here. Pro-tip: the guys at the door are hardcore, so make sure you sign up in advance. No secret password, no entry.
When you’re done rustling up those forbidden drinks, head over to Hwa Yuan Szechuan, a new and updated version of the famed 1980’s Chinatown restaurant. By revamping his father’s recipes, Chef Tang creates a sensual and overwhelmingly rich, yet familiar, Chinese fine dining menu, where you can order favorites like Peking Duck or cold sesame noodles, and have them become your favorites all over again. With portions perfect for sharing and three stories of elegantly modern ambient dining rooms, you and your person will have all the space you need to truly indulge in the acclaimed cuisine.
Apotheke Academy Presents: Prohibition Era
9 Doyers Street #1, Manhattan
Hwa Yuan Szechuan
42 East Broadway, Manhattan