Five Secret Hidden Bars In NYC You Have To Try [Details]
The beautiful thing about New York City is that even when your not looking you can unexpectedly stubble upon the dopest spots in the city you never knew existed! With the array of bars visibly located around the city their are also so bars you would have never knew existed, do to the fact that some are hidden behind phone boots, toy stores or just a unmarked door you just may pass everyday.
So for all those who want to be adventurous this summer here is a list of 5 hidden bars you should check out at least once around the city.
1. The Garret
Like the former Bleecker Street Bar it replaced, The Garret is still hidden above the West Village Five Guys (accessible through a stairwell past the burger counter), but unlike BSB, The Garret is a party/cocktail spot decked out like your artist Uncle’s loft. Also: they’ve got exclusive Five Guys burgers!
2. The Blind Barber
Alphabet City and Williamsburg
Their new location inverts things by putting the cafe and bar up front, but the original still has the back room hidden behind the barber shop, where they do creative cocktails like the Smoke & Dagger with bourbon, jalapeño-infused Combier, lemon juice, cucumber, and ginger, or the embarrassingly utility-belt-less Batman with gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, Peychaud’s, and mint.
Is one of the most famous bars in the world now. But that doesn’t change the fact that it’s hidden behind a phone booth in Crif Dogs, which is still totally awesome the first time you do it, and meets the requisite barriers for entry to make this place still somewhat-secret.
4. Back Room
Lower East Side
Located behind a toy store, this ’20s-style speakeasy (which claims to be in the same spot as an actual speakeasy from the ’20s) serves its booze in teacups. Plus, on Mondays, you can head over for “Speakeasy Dollhouse”, an interactive & immersive theater performance that promises “revolving bookshelves, mystery, and intrigue”.
5. Employees Only
This favorite spot — located behind a fake psychic — is known for its late-night eats (burgers and bone marrow poppers at 3:30am? Nice!) and next-level mixology from pedigreed bartenders making drinks like the Mata Hari: Cognac shaken with chai-infused vermouth and pomegranate juice.