Apotheke launches a second cocktail bar in New York
Apotheke, a popular speakeasy in New York’s Chinatown, has expanded its presence in Manhattan with the launch of a two-level location at NoMad. Designed by the late Christopher Tierney, the new Apotheke Lounge Bar embodies the theme of the “future old” with a new and nostalgic aesthetic inspired by Old World apothecaries.
“Apotheke NoMad brings a unique Old World experience to a decidedly contemporary landscape,” says Heather, Tierney’s sister, who helped with the design. “The NoMad location reflects the legacy of its iconic heritage, showcasing exceptional hospitality, exquisite design and innovative cocktails, establishing itself as one of the best in the city, if not the world.”
Apotheke is housed in a speakeasy cellar accessed by a stairwell lined with hundreds of dried herbs and wildflowers. Upon arrival, the 20-foot-long aurora marble bar shines like a beacon at the opposite end of the sexy, dark interior, while a hand-sculpted backlit aft bar showcasing rows of bottles of colored alcohol is a nervous counterpoint. Low ceilings feature vaulted focal points covered in wallpaper and handcrafted mirrors.
Coming soon, a penthouse lounge and rooftop terrace will crown the new outpost with an atrium fitted with a retractable roof for a greenhouse-style ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows, also designed by Tierney, line the penthouse living room, creating a dramatic amber glow across the space at sunset.
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