New York: Fig. 19 – A stylish hidden bar

by Sanne
Fig. 19, Lower East Side, New York

After Con Artist Collective, we went over to Fig. 19 for cocktails. I really should start writing down the cocktails I’m having, because I always forget. One of them had grated chocolate sprinkled on top, and all of them were very good, but that’s all I can tell you.

That night, I ended up buying Alex a round too, because I lost a bet. The bet was about whether another guy in the bar was from Finland. I was 100% sure that he was, because I thought I heard a Finnish accent, when he was placing his order, but it turned out, he was from New Jersey. He was waiting for his date, who was late, and Alex and I were secretly considering entering a second bet regarding whether the date would show up or not. I was sure she wouldn’t, but lucky for me (and for the non-Finnish guy), we never made that bet, because the date actually arrived 20 minutes later. Female intuition, you’re fired!

Fig. 19 is hidden behind an unmarked door in the back of The Lodge Gallery. There are no signs, so you need to know where you’re going. I’m not sure if there’s a dress code, but Fig. 19 feels more upscale than most other speakeasies I’ve been to. The drinks are also better. Next time I’ll try to write down what I had. The menu is short but tempting and each cocktail is $14.

Fig.19, 131 Chrystie Street, Lower East Side, New York

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