nyc's best speakeasies


photo: thrillist

photo: thrillist

Angels share

Speakeasy-style bar in the East Village offering exotic cocktails in a cool, hard-to-find space.

8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

photo:  Bathtub Gin

photo: Bathtub Gin

bathtub gin

Small plates are paired with gin-based cocktails at this speakeasy-style bar.

132 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

photo:  Punch

photo: Punch

employees only

Inventive drinks are poured at this retro-looking, Prohibition-style bar.

510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

photo:  UrbanDaddy

photo: UrbanDaddy


Upstairs from Burke & Wills, a cricket-inspired, gold-brocaded hideaway offers inventive cocktails.

226 W 79th St, New York, NY 10024

Please Don't Tell

Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.

113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009



Mixologists in pharmacist-style garb whip up complex cocktails at this off-the-beaten path hideaway.

9 Doyers St #1, New York, NY 10013


Bar Fortuna

Elegant, cozy lounge offering classic & creative cocktails, wine & modern Italian antipasti.

62 West 9th Street, Above Casa Apicii, New York, NY 10011


Styled after Marie Antoinette's chambers, this cozy hideaway offers cocktails, snacks & live jazz.

135 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

photo:  Eater NY

photo: Eater NY

mr. canon

Seaport speakeasy with throwback cocktails

206 Front St, New York, NY 10038

photo:  Negroni Week

photo: Negroni Week

Raines Law Room

A semi-secret entrance (ring bell) leads to this plush lounge crafting Prohibition-era cocktails.

24 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016


Innovative, creative cocktails & classic concoctions mixed up in an industrial-style space.

134 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

photo:  NYCgo.

photo: NYCgo.


Classic & newly invented craft cocktails served with hand-cut ice in a dark, throwback-style space.

27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101


Little branch

Underground den of mixology featuring a vast menu of handcrafted cocktails in a snug space.

22 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

photo:  Eater NY

photo: Eater NY


Playful cocktail bar with a dark, speakeasy vibe serving unique aperitifs, highballs & punches.

151 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

photo:   The Back Room

photo:  The Back Room

 the backroom

Hideaway with a Prohibition-esque vibe, offering cocktails in teacups and beer in paper bags.

102 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002