New York City is said to be the city that never sleeps. That is because even during the weeknights, parties are in full swing. DJs are full on jazz, and bartenders are in full mood. Of course, there are certain rules to abide by. But other than that, New York City is going to feel. Like the middle of the day even at late night.
This custom of NYC is not recent. In fact, bars and parties have been going on for many centuries and every decade had its own theme and style of drinking and partying. You will be surprised if I tell you that even during wars, wine cellars were built in hidden places. Adapting to this tactic, many bartenders have opened their bars in hidden places for avoiding the police and to create curiosity and thrill. If you search hard enough, you will find bars behind ice cream carton doors or disguised behind a bodega.
Thyme bar is a hidden bar underneath a patisserie on 23rd Street in New York City. It had been operating as a gambling den in the 1920s after which it was reinvented to be a dimly lit, ornate bar.
What is so special about the Thyme Bar?
This cocktail bar presents its drinks most uniquely and beautifully, but that is not why it is so different. This bar excels in mixology artistry by using rarely seen ingredients such as orange shaved ice, used coffee beans, and a minimum amount of water. Not only do you get to experience exquisite cocktails and drinks, but also get to see live mixology artistry.
Other than cocktails and drinks, the thyme bar also has to offer foods like sliders, fries, noodles, etc. But remember, this is a bar, not a restaurant, so expect the appetizers to be bite-sized rather than full-course meals. Moreover, there are also desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
This full meal of appetizers, drinks, desserts, and tips is not going to cost you more than $100 for two people. The reviews are extremely positive, and the place is recommended to be visited.
How does the Thyme Bar look?
The thyme bar is dimly lit with an ornate ambiance. A perfect place for a date, and a hangout. But remember this bar is not like others so do not expect music on full blast and people dancing to the beat. It is rather a quiet place with friendly waiters.
New York City is full of surprises. From clubs to rooftops, restaurants to bars, there is always someplace to go and something to do. This underneath hidden bar is reinvented from an abandoned desert area, which now serves as a fancy cocktail bar with affordable prices. Who would have thought that under a patisserie at 23rd street, near Madison Square Park lies a beautiful bar that serves short parties of 4 to 6 people? With live artistry and delicious servings, this place is not one to miss.