Citysearch Editorial Review.
Inside this long and narrow subterranean space in the Lower East Side a DJ spins hip-hop and Top 40 crowd-pleasers while patrons nibble on spirit-infused cupcakes or sip cupcake-infused spirits. The delectable selection of booze-filled desserts and cocktails stems from a partnership between cupcakery Baked by Melissa and mixologist Charlotte Voisey. Intricate molding lines the walls while the low ceiling boasts Renaissance-esque murals including a portrait of Louis XVI. Bottle service, attended to by scantily clad waitresses dressed in fishnets and red nightgowns, gives Red Velvet a burlesque vibe. The door can be tough so make reservations in advance.