Published on July 14th, 2012 | by Dipsology


Death & Co.

Death & Co is one of our favorite places for cocktails in the East Village, and we are not alone: if you aren’t waiting in line at the door to get in when they open at 6pm, you’re probably going to have to wait at least an hour.  The bar is so named because during Prohibition, people who drank alcohol were thought to “live a life shadowed by death” and were known as Death and Company.  Thankfully, we’ve moved on and you can now celebrate the wonders of cocktails in this intimate bar without fear.

Who: A romantic date or a few friends.  If you’re willing to wait, the larger tables for 7 are fun for a group.

What: Sunset Gun with kaffir lime leaf, velvet falernum (a sweet syrup with flavors of almond, clove and lime), housemade orgeat (syrup made with almonds), lime juice and Dorothy Parker gin from the New York Distilling Company in Brooklyn, shaken and served in a coupe.  The citrus and spice flavors played very well together, to make a drink refreshing and very drinkable.

When: Early! Be there at 6, or be prepared to wait

Pro tip: If you do have to wait, Gin Palace or Cienfuegos on the corner are often less packed, or hit up the Cherry Tavern, which is basically a divey holding pen for Death & Co.  Also, the blue cheese fries and mac ‘n’ cheese are amazing.

Good for: Romantic date – Special occasions – Quiet drinks with a few good friends – Impressing people

Reservations: Not Accepted  |   Max Group Size: 7
Food: Small Plates   |   Wine: Yes   |   Beer: Yes



433 East 6th St
between 1st & Ave A
East Village, Manhattan




Daily 6pm – 1am
Friday-Saturday until 2am



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