Party Earth Review Although its first-come first-served door policy is deadly serious, Death & Co.’s mix of cocktail den class and warm personality makes this sleek lounge far more welcoming than its name suggests. A chic clientele of suited... ... read full review
433 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
6: Astor Place-4th Avenue; L: 1st Avenue-14th Street; F: Lower East Side-2nd Avenue-Houston Street
M–Th, Su 6pm–1am, F–Sa 6pm–2am
East Village, New York –
Although its first-come first-served door policy is deadly serious, Death & Co.’s mix of cocktail den class and warm personality makes this sleek lounge far more welcoming than its name suggests.
A chic clientele of suited financiers and fashionable model types are ushered through large wooden doors and black drapes into a small but elegant single room featuring a low wood-slat ceiling, a smattering of tables, and a marble bar, all bathed in the glow of a few tasteful chandeliers.
The venue’s single nod to speakeasy culture is the section of wall depicting man’s ruin via a toboggan careening toward gambling and alcohol, which makes for a great conversation piece for the edgy artists and young professionals gathered in the black leather booths.
While an extensive wine list and menu of small savory dishes pacifies the more impatient patrons, those who don’t mind waiting while their drinks are stirred fifty times will want to try one of the creative cocktails, like the Double Barrel Juleps, carefully mixed to emphasize the natural flavors of the bar’s top-shelf booze.
A quirky no-standing rule leaves the intimate space with a waiting list on most nights, but parties need only leave a cell phone number and they’ll be called when a group frees up a table.
Although the high-end prices might betray its speakeasy atmosphere, Death & Co.’s unique cocktails, delicious dishes, and languid mood make it the perfect place to celebrate life’s simple pleasures with a few close friends.
Mostly young professionals and artists, with some Wall Streeters and older business people, mid-20s to 40s.
Ambient jazz and blues.
Small plates menu includes pulled pork sliders and lamb quesadillas. Extensive menu of specialty cocktails featuring gin, rum, tequila, and whiskey. Tables assigned on a first-come first-served basis.
Small plates $8–$18. Beer $6–$9, wine $10–$14/glass or $40+/bottle, cocktails $13–$15, punch $42/bowl (4–6 servings).
Elegant casual: black slacks, dresses, button-downs. Jeans are allowed but rare.
Any evening for drinks and appetizers, though Fridays and Saturdays are busiest and thus more difficult to get in. Sundays for a smaller crowd and a more personal experience.
For equally crafty cocktails by the same owner, Bourgeois Pig (111 East 7th Street) is just around the corner.