Dear pharmaceutical industry, we’ll be at Apotheke. Located on a hidden street in Chinatown, this former opium den was transformed into a specialty cocktail bar, tipping its hat to the absinthe dens of 19th-century Paris, with a dash of old-fashioned apothecary thrown in. Featuring over 250 house cocktails and a rotation of over 500 bottles of liquor from around the world, the cure to any ailment must be here. Tell one of the lab-coat-wearing bartenders your symptoms, who will then proceed to craft your beverage with the meticulousness of a chemist in the lab. Prices are steep, but the ‘prescriptions’ are well worth it. Like the Femme Fatale—a serendipitous combination of fresh watermelon, vodka, rosemary, Aperol, and lime, or the Opium Uplifter, made from South American herbs and botanicals soaked in a Guatemalan rum essence, finished with house bitters.