Manhattan Cricket Club

MANHATTAN CRICKET CLUB 226 West 79th St See the host at Burke & Wills who will escort you to the Club through the unmarked green leather door. 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…

Little Branch

Little Branch 22 7th Ave South A speakeasy, hidden in the basement of a nondescript building in the West Village. Little Branch is one of the early pioneers of the speakeasy scene. This underground space is small, dimly lit, intimate, and often features live jazz. It’s the place for serious cocktail connoisseurs. After all, Little Branch…

Fig. 19

FIG. 19 131 ½ Chrystie St A dim spot tucked behind an art gallery on the Lower East Side. Fig. 19 is located on an unattractive and dark stretch of Chrystie Street. The doorway is plain and would be easy to miss if it weren’t for a bouncer. Before entering the bar, you step into…

Employees Only

EMPLOYEES ONLY 510 Hudson St Exquisite cocktails and delectable food in a sensual Art Deco atmosphere. Even though Employees Only is a modern-day speakeasy (it opened in 2004), the building it occupies dates to 1827. Initially, it was intended as a simple residential structure for working-class families. As it changed hands, the ground floor was…

Death and Company

Death and Company 433 East 6th St A small sit-only cocktail bar hidden in plain sight on a quiet residential street. Death & Co. has no windows and allows no natural light. The space is dark and mysterious, suggesting the secrecy of a speakeasy. Its physical feel is meant to convey permanence and fool you…

Dear Irving

DEAR IRVING 55 Irving Pl Inspired by Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris, the bar features four rooms representing four different eras in history. The room closest to the entrance represents the 1960s, where you can imagine Don Draper-types drinking their martinis. The F. Scott Fitzgerald room has the Great Gatsby feel of the Roaring…

Campbell Apartment

Campbell Apartment 15 Vanderbilt Ave Glamorous and luxurious, this hidden bar was once the private office of railroad tycoon John W. Campbell. The opulent office of railroad tycoon John W. Campbell, measuring 60-feet long, 30-feet wide, and 25-feet high, was one of the largest ground floor spaces in the city at the time. It was…

Bar Centrale

BAR CENTRALE 324 West 46th St A well-hidden spot in the middle of the Theater District. Located in the middle of the touristy Theater District, Bar Centrale masquerades itself as a typical 19th century residential New York brownstone. The place is quiet and intimate, decorated with black-and-white photographs of famous actors and musicians. Bar Centrale…

Attaboy

ATTABOY 134 Eldridge St The original modern-day speakeasy. Attaboy feels like a speakeasy. There is no phone, no website, and no reservations. You enter as if you would be entering an apartment. Attaboy occupies the space of Milk & Honey, the original modern-day speakeasy opened in 1999 by the legendary bartender Sasha Petraske. According to…