The Fake Gatsby

Address: 433 East Sixth Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A
Phone: 212-388-0882
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
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• Entryway

The name of the bar is inlaid in metal on the sidewalk in swirly letters. The moniker refers to a Prohibition-era art movement that produced temperance propaganda posters. The illustrations depicted the road to hell, which was paved with bottles of booze, but maps to nearby speakeasies were hidden in the designs.

• Décor

Neo-Gothic crystal chandeliers, black granite tables, and suede banquettes.

• Specialties

The Cinder, a mix of Herradura reposado tequila, jalapeño-infused Herradura blanco tequila, Los Amantes joven mezcal, and fresh lime juice, with a dash of angostura bitters, served in a glass rimmed with smoked salt. Or the Fancy Free, a mix of Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, angostura and orange bitters, with an orange twist that’s lit with a match at the table.

• Best Bottle on Shelf

Jalapeño-infused Herradura blanco tequila, made in-house.


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