The 13 best NYC secret bars and speakeasies, and how to find them
Hidden drinking dens are a dime a dozen in New York – if you’re in the know. Take, for example, Please Don’t Tell, accessed via a 1940s wooden phone booth inside Crif Dogs (and the only time we condone drinking and dialling). Then there’s the Blind Barber, a barbershop by day, lounge by night; Angel’s Share, hidden within a Japanese restaurant; and East Village institution Death & Co, the watering hole of choice for casual tipplers and professional bartenders alike. New York’s Prohibition days may be long behind it, but the city’s discerning imbibers are still seeking thrills in sumptuous speakeasies and clandestine cocktails. Here, we pull up a stool to NYC’s finest new-generation bars with old-world charm.