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You should be comfortable. You should be happy. 

Subject is your neighborhood bar even if the Lower East Side is not your neighborhood. Our focus is on locality with regional spirits, small batch beer, and honey from the Catskills.

We want you to get your favorite classic, and then we want to make you something you’ve never had before. Or a beer and shot. We do that, too. 

Anything from flip flops to top hats are acceptable. Our hospitality is based on one idea: Try Being Kinder.

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Prohibition Bakery

New York City's original alcoholic cupcake shop, offering delivery and catering throughout NYC and the surrounding areas. Please eat responsibly.

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House Cocktails


Thyme Last Forever

Ford’s Gin + Bigallet Thyme Liqueur + Kiwi + Fresh Honey + Lemon

Accidental Tourist

Ford's Gin + Liquore Strega + Laphraoig 10 Year + Fresh Lemon + Honey

Winter is Coming

Tromba Reposada Tequila + Averna + Suze + Ginger + Lime + Peychaud’s

Society Street

Elijah Craig Bourbon + Pierre Ferrand Cognac + Sweet Vermouth + Peche de Vigne + Angostura Bitters

Coco Chanel

Braulio Amara + Lambrusco + Seltzer + Chocolate Bitters + Rosemary


Hot Not Cray

Alto's Plata Tequila + Santa Teresa 1796 + Ancho Verde + Gifford Pamplemousse + Lime + Agave Nectar + Hellfire Bitters

Escape Hatch

Redemption Rye + Torres 15 Brandy + Pedro Ximenez Sherry + Branca Menta + Mole & Chocolate Bitters + Charred Absinthe Rinse

Flowers in the Attic

Dewar’s White Label + St-Germain + Seltzer

Pomp & Circumstance

Blue Bottle Gin + Italicas + Giffard Caribbean Pineapple + Contratto Bitter + Cardamom Bitters


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This casual haunt serves… highbrow cocktails… alongside beer-and-shot specials and a good-times attitude.
— Time Out New York
Music was uniformly great rock played at the perfect volume: quiet enough that your friends can hear you, loud enough that the folks at the next table won’t. Decor is trendy but unpretentious. Tables are the perfect size. Enough of a crowd at 11pm on a Friday to feel exciting and energized, but not crowded. The bottomless peanuts are an awesome snack. I’ll be back, with friends, ASAP.
— Kat B. - Yelp Review
Subject is quietly responsible for one of the Lower East Side’s best cocktail menus.
— Time Out New York
Great bar, decent prices, dope bartenders. Beer and a shot for $10? Done, no problems here. Great pre-dinner drink spot for all the awesome places in the area.
— Anna & Blake - Yelp Review
Even divey standbys like beer and shot specials take an innovate approach here.
— Complex


188 Suffolk St., New York, NY






(646) 422-7898

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