5 Hidden Speakeasies To Visit in New York City

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October 25, 2023

5 Hidden Speakeasies To Visit In 2022

Theres something exciting about knowing a secret. It's like being part of an exclusive club or knowing you have the magic word for all the magic beans. Started in the 1920s when alcohol was illegal in America, speakeasies were hidden bars with beautiful decor, lively shows and an educated list of illegal alochol. Only available to those who knew how to get in. Now they're hidden bars with beautiful decor, lively shows and an educated list of legal alcohol only available only available to those who knew how to get in. 

Why change a good thing? 

Speakeasies in NYC have been on a revival since 1999. Here's 5 of our favorites, and remember 🤐

Sei Less

156 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 | Google Map

On W38that there is beautiful wall art of a woman making a silent sign with her finger on her lips. That mural has an unmarked door that leads to a new sexy speakeasy called Sei Less. Inside you'll find a beautifully decorated Pan-Asian bar, lounge, and restaurant that shows it’s appreciation of Asian art design elements with style from generations ago.


134 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002 | Google Map

In the former place of Milk and Honey (which is an old speakeasy thought to have started the whole revival back in 1999), are a new set of drinkers unaware of the history of the space. They’re forgiven because the current speakeasy, Attaboy, creates a beautiful experience to celebrate the current moment. Brushed steel accents the cozy space and dim lights accentuate the mood. Some say it's still a little hard to find so look for the door that has an "AB" on it.

PDT (Please Don't Tell)

113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009 | Google Map

PDT (short for Please Don't Tell) is a totally non-descript cocktail bar connected to a working restaurant named Crif Dogs in the East Village. What makes PDT stand out is its entrance, a vintage phone booth that transforms your settings from everyday Clark Kent restaurant to a Super bar experience. The stylish feel of the place is easy to pass the time. Relax in one of the leather stalls or have plenty of room to sit by the bar and enjoy one of the high-quality unique cocktails.

La Noxe

315 7th Ave Entrance at, 162 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001 | Google Map

La Noxe is underground. Like really underground. Next to the #1 subway train station at the 28th street station. Walk through the  black door and enter a luxurious bar that lives up to the hidden hype. Since the subway is the most efficient way to get around in NYC, you don't have to worry about drinking and driving.

The Little Shop

252 Front St, New York, NY 10038 | Google Map

Bodegas are unique to NYC. They’re what we call corner stores and given the number of corners in NYC, bodegas are everywhere. They’re so common they tend to blend into the background, which makes it the perfect location for this speakeasy. The Little Shop in lower Manhattan is hidden in the back of the fully-functioning bodega with all the items you’d expect: bagels, gum, chips, and a door that leads to a stock room. Except that door actually leads to a hidden lounge with top-shelf liquor and a full food menu. Because after all … it is a bodega.

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