433 East Sixth Street, (btwn Avenue A & 1st Ave), New York City, New York, 10009, United States
Tel: +1 212 388 0882
Sitio web: View bar's website
Horarios: Sun-Thu 7pm-1am; Fri-Sat 7pm-2am
Puerta: Hacer reservación
Recomendado para: Cocteles, Alimentos
Guía de precios: Lujoso
Abierto desde: 2009
Dueño: David Kaplan
Imágenes por: Death & Company
To the uninitiated this bar's name could suggest a funeral parlour run by the grim reaper himself. Actually, and rather innocently, it is a clever reference to a Prohibition-era group of artists. They produced what at first glance appeared to be temperance propaganda posters but were, in fact, encrypted maps to speakeasies.
Sadly some members of a nearby Orthodox Jewish synagogue got the wrong end of the stick when Death & Company first opened back in 2009. One is quoted as saying, "The façade looks like a boxcar used to transport Jews to concentration camps."
To owner David Kaplan (who is Jewish) and other less sheltered folk the exterior looks rather less sinister. It brilliantly combines original cast iron supporting columns with 100-year-old cedar planks to create an understated and very unique frontage. Inside is a moodily lit lounge with slick design, a fabulous back bar, great food and well-made, classically styled cocktails. What's to object to?