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NYC Bars: Guide to Speakeasies and Historic Bars mobile app Click here to download Delve into the intriguing history of secret speakeasies and bars with NYC Bars: Guide to Speakeasies and Historic Bars! New York has a fascinating story to tell. To discover it, a museum visit isn’t always necessary… try going to a bar instead! Step back…

William Barnacle Tavern

William Barnacle Tavern 80 St Marks Pl A divey, unpretentious pub specializing in absinthe – a high-proof grain alcohol made with anise, fennel, and wormwood with a strong black licorice essence. The tavern dates as far back as the 1830s. During the Prohibition, it was owned by Frank Hoffman, a Bavarian-born well-connected bootlegger whose friends…

The Ship

THE SHIP 158 Lafayette St A tasteful and civilized place for a perfect cocktail, quiet conversation, and a friendly attitude. The Ship is a semi-hidden bar designed, in keeping with its name, as a ship. The bar is located behind a nondescript door on a plain block on the border of Soho and Little Italy….

The Raines Law Room at The William

THE RAINES LAW ROOM AT THE WILLIAM 24 East 39th St A dark, cozy space with the feel of a Victorian house; it’s adorned with a fireplace, antique furniture, and a book-lined library. The bar is designed to feel like a traditional Victorian house, with a cozy bar room and a traditional English library room…

The Garret

The Garret 296 Bleecker St Skylighted secret bar atop a burger joint. With couches, books, artwork and a fireplace, the Garret feels like a sunny living room. If you come when it’s not busy, you can bring your burgers up and wash ’em down with one of 14 tap beers or with a cocktail prepared…

The Blue Bar at India House

The Blue Bar at India House 1 Hanover Square A hidden bar inside a private club. The Blue Bar is named for its brilliantly-blue color scheme. With oversized neoclassical windows, it feels like an elegant, bright 19th century New York living room. India House, a New York City landmark, was constructed shortly after the fire…

Slowly Shirley

Slowly Shirley 121 West 10th St This is a 1940s-era Hollywood-themed bar hidden beneath… another bar. This subterranean speakeasy features inventive but expensive cocktails, art-deco decor, an intimate dark atmosphere and 1940s Hollywood’s Golden Age sensibility. The cocktail menu is quite a good read, with very unusual names, some of which sound like Hollywood movie…

Mulberry Project

Mulberry Project 149 Mulberry St The home of bespoke cocktails. Unlike most other cocktail places, Mulberry Project is not a speakeasy, but a lounge, with very loud music, and the atmosphere one would not call classy. Mulberry Project specializes in the concept of bespoke cocktails. A regular cocktail menu exists, but it’s much more interesting…

Middle Branch

Middle Branch 154 East 33rd St Prohibition-era cocktails in a two-story Murray Hill townhouse. Even though Middle Branch is not as hard to find as Sasha Petraske’s other establishments, such as Milk & Honey (now closed) or Little Branch, it maintains the main traits of the perfect cocktail bar: the well-crafted cocktail and the classy…

Manhattan Cricket Club

MANHATTAN CRICKET CLUB 226 West 79th St This club is inspired by colonial gentlemen’s clubs that were prominent throughout the British Empire at the turn of the 20th century. The Club pays homage to the clubs in the British Empire which served as places where proper gentlemen could enjoy a civilized conversation over a perfect…