Employees Only is currently #26 on the “50 Best Bars in the World” list and has been on the list each of the ten years its been open, I have no idea why.
History – 5/10
The bar itself has basically no history other than it’s ten year run on Top 50 list.
Atmosphere – 6/10
Oh look, a 1930’s speakeasy themed bar with an unmarked door…. wee
Service – 2/10
Hard to judge the service as they really wasn’t any. Attempts to get service required serious flagging down despite a half full bar, most interactions with the bartender were just him pointing and grunting. Extremely cold service all around.
Casino Test – NA
Hard to request a special drink from staff with zero interest in interacting.
THE DRINKS – 3/5
I had two cocktails, the first a aperitif with clarified milk and rum that was… unusual and an Autumn in New York, which was fine.
TOTAL 16/35 – Why is this place on ANY list?