There are other Apotheke speakeasies popping up around the world. There is one in Saint Petersburg Russia on our list for this year. We asked our pharmacist if they are sister bars and shaking his head despairingly, said that they are all copy cats. The China Town location is the original, opening in 2008, all the others are not only taking their name, but copying the lab coat pharmacist mixologists look as well. We look forward to reporting back after Russia.
For now, there are a lot of hidden bars popping up in China Town to try. Most are decent, but none top the mystery, craftmanship, and authenticity, as Apotheke. So no matter where you go in lower Manhattan, make sure you stop by for a tonic to heal your ailments from the professional mixologists at Apotheke.