Bathtub Gin is the brainchild of Brooklyn-born entrepreneur Dave Oz. A longtime fan of the Prohibition era, jazz, and gin libations, Dave envisioned a modern speakeasy where New Yorkers and visitors could leave their inhibitions behind a secret door. This spurred the creation of Bathtub Gin behind Stone Street Coffee Company in 2011.

At a time when exclusive door codes and velvet ropes were the norm, Dave insisted on creating an inclusive atmosphere where people from different walks of life could come together for revelry and celebration. Just like New York itself, Bathtub Gin soon became a true melting pot of people and cultures, a place where celebrities often rub shoulders with artists, models, musicians, and business moguls alike. What happens in the Bathtub (or even outside of it), stays in the Bathtub, by the way.

Here at Bathtub Gin, anything goes. This is where you go to escape reality and become someone else. Where you watch a burlesque show and feel transported to another place and time. Where you bring your friends – and make new ones. With no rules or clocks or curfews, this is where you dare – to start a conversation, to dance, to indulge, to overshare, to do something that you might regret tomorrow. This is where you live for tonight.

“Life on the inside: exactly how you imagined it’d be... circa 1920. There’s a copper-colored ceiling, fringe-covered lamps, nailhead-tucked bar stools and—smack-dab in the center of the room—a glass-covered, claw-foot bathtub.”


“Hoping to invigorate the speakeasy trend by marrying actually good food with actually good drinks with actually good music!”


“The copper bathtub in the heart of the room is a prop for Facebook photos.”


“I watched the bartenders work feverishly to architect cocktails with over 10 ingredients and dozens of steps from whipping egg whites to pressing and macerating fresh ingredients like ginger and mint—proving that crafting a delicious cocktail is, in fact, an art form.”


“A trick door opening to Bathtub Gin, a hopping Chelsea gin joint harkening back to the days of false store fronts”

The Guardian