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Speakeasies in New York City

Prohibition is long gone, but the spirit of 1920s is still alive and well in bars across New York City. Unmarked entrances, dim lighting, jazz and amazing cocktails are all signs that you have found a speakeasy, but please remember that most speakeasies have a guest lists or are by reservation only.  Bar Advisor has listed top 10 Speakeasy’s in New York City..You’re welcome!

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Nestled in the heart of the West Village in New York City, one may find a clandestine speakeasy by the name of “Employees Only.” Its decor is considered timeless, its atmosphere intimate, and its cocktails are top-notch. From the moment you enter the unmarked entrance, you are instantly transported back to the Prohibition era, where you may indulge in expertly crafted libations and delectable bites amidst a cozy and refined setting. The bartenders at Employees Only possess a rare and exceptional talent for concocting both classic and avant-garde cocktails that are sure to surpass even the most discerning of palates. Accompanied by live music and an effervescent ambiance, Employees Only serves as an impeccable destination for a night out with friends or a romantic rendezvous. This indelible New York City experience is not to be missed.

Welcome to Bathtub Gin, an enthralling and enchanting speakeasy establishment nestled in the bustling metropolis of New York City. Concealed behind the facade of a quaint coffee shop, our bar pays tribute to the Prohibition era with its extensive list of cocktails and warm, vintage ambiance. Whether you choose to savor our signature Bathtub Gin martini, meticulously crafted and served in a copper bathtub, or opt for one of our other classic concoctions, you will be treated to an unparalleled drinking experience curated by our skilled mixologists. Immerse yourself in the 1920s spirit and indulge in delectable bar bites while enjoying the dulcet tones of live music and the lively chatter of Manhattan’s most sophisticated clientele. Join us at Bathtub Gin, the quintessential embodiment of the roaring twenties in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

Step into a bygone era of Prohibition at Apotheke, a clandestine bar nestled in the heart of New York City. Here, patrons are treated to an array of exquisite cocktails that pay homage to the creativity and resourcefulness of bootleggers and mixologists from the era. The establishment boasts an extensive selection of spirits, many of which are artisanal, and a cozy ambience that immerses visitors in a bygone time. Apart from its impressive cocktail offerings, Apotheke also features live music and entertainment, making it an ideal destination for a night out with friends or a romantic evening. Venture forth and uncover this hidden treasure trove for yourself.

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Behold the bartenders, who are more than mere mixologists, but artisans of the craft. With unparalleled expertise, they meticulously concoct each beverage, taking great pride in their creations. They cater to your palate, carefully curating a bespoke cocktail that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Attaboy is an essential stop for connoisseurs seeking a unique and refined drinking experience. This establishment is a harmonious blend of classic style and modern sensibility, all infused with an air of exclusivity. Venture to Attaboy for a spirited night out that you won’t soon forget.

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Distill is an unusual cocktail bar and excellent nightclub on Rundle Street with fantastic wine and cocktail list. It is split over two levels. Upstairs is a hot mess of dancing with a mix of R&B and modern house music. If you like ambient music and an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, go downstairs and enjoy in lounges. And let me not forget the best part. Just imagine a bed on the dance floor and late-night pillow fights. WOW!

Jason Masson

Jason Masson

22 just out of college and love to find new and interesting drinking spots. My favourite bar is the next one I visit.

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