Steep After Dark

During the day, Steep is a quiet shop in Chinatown serving fantastic teas and Chinese/Taiwanese comfort food in a space that looks and smells like a Muji showroom. But at night, the place transforms into Steep After Dark, a moody, low-lit lounge with tea-infused cocktails that are extremely satisfying and unique. We loved the refreshing chrysanthemum vodka drink made with cucumber and a drop of sesame oil, and the bolder black tea whisky concoction spiked with a housemade Sichuan peppercorn syrup. There’s also a short menu of drinking snacks, and the bartender might send you off with a small cup of high-grade green tea on the house. Steep After Dark is surprisingly mellow for a cocktail bar, making it a sophisticated spot to wind down the night.

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