Experimental Cocktail Club Opens This Weekend

Classic cocktails and more.

A tipster tells us that much-anticipated Paris import the Experimental Cocktail Club held its friends-and-family last night and should open to the public this weekend at 191 Chrystie. A peek at the bar's website reveals that it's currently taking reservations for the new Chinatown location: E-mail madameandmonsieur@experimentalcocktailclubny.com for that. Bowery Boogie ran some pics of the unfinished space a few weeks ago, to give a rough idea. And if you want to know more about the fuss, here's the Times' 2009 write-up about the Paris location, which serves drinks that pay homage to Pegu Club, Death & Co., and other NYC bars. Bienvenue a New York for realz, ECC.

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