When we visit a city we like to live it without feeling too much tourists. In fact travel means also forget the map and get lost in the streets of the center and beyond. Usually it happens that in this way they are hidden places away from the tourist trails and make us feel like Howard Carter when he discovered the tomb of Tutankamon.
Some people think that in a highly massive city like New York there is no room for new places other than what the city already offers. But we know that the Big Apple is full of surprises and … of hidden bars! So, if you promise to keep the secret, today we will share with you our 10 favorite bars … What do you say?
1. Old Rabbit Club
An English Rock of the Sixties and a huge white rabbit welcome to those who find the courage to enter the Old Rabbit Club. They have a great variety of beers, some crafts, so if you fancy this drink this is the bar which is for you.
124 MacDougal Street, between Bleecker Street and West 3rd Street
2. Please Do not Tell
In the East Village neighborhood, you will find this bar which for many is the best among the hidden places of the city. Experience is worth the visit: as soon as you go in search of the Crif Dogs, then an old phone booth, raise the phone’s handset and press a button, just so you can access the PDT (Please Do not Tell). Inside an elegant ambience and delicious cocktails will surprise you.
113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
3. The Garret
To reach The Garret you will have to get in the Five Guys of Greenwich Village and climb the stairs. When you come to a covered wooden area up to the skylight, you will come to your destination. This is the classic bar where you can order a tea in the morning and start cocktails in the evenings until the night. And if you are hungry you can always order a burger with fries on the lower floor.
296 Bleckeer St. West Village, New York, NY 10014
4. The Campbell Apartment
Did you know that the famous Grand Central Station hides a bar? This space was a private salon during the 1920’s, and this can easily be deduced from the windows, the tall ceilings and the fireplace. Now it is a place where celebrations after work can be celebrated, where travelers can also enter.
15 Vanderbilt Ave (entre East 42rd St y East 43rd St)
5. The Esquina
Tacos and margaritas with jalapeño are the typical menu for a night at La Esquina / The Corner. My masters like to keep a mystery aura at the bars they have inside, but if you book for a dinner, you will definitely be able to access this area from the low lights to the romantic atmosphere.
114 Kenmare Street (Entre Mott Street and Elizabeth Street)
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6. Little Branch
Behind the Little Branch’s metal door is waiting for one of those bars where you can seat your elbows at the counter, look into the eyes of the bartender and tell them how you feel today. In just a few minutes, you will come with the perfect cocktail for you. If you happen to come here on one of the live jazz shows … you will never want to leave again!
22 Seventh Avenue S. (with Leroy Street)
7. The Back Room
The entrance is somewhat hidden, but when you go to The Back Room you will feel that you have been catapulted at another time. Armchairs covered with velvet, fireplace and cocktails served in tea cups preserve the mysterious atmosphere of this bar that recalls the climate of the era of Prohibition.
102 Norfolk Street (Entre Rivington Street and Delancey Street)
8. The Raines Law Room
Elegance in the pure state. You could describe this bar whose spaces are separate from curtains, the cocktails are authentic and genuine and the potrons are willing to do so for the conversations to be whispered.
48 West 17th Street (entre 5th Ave y 6th Ave)
Its cocktails are celebrated throughout the city and although it’s a bit pricey, it’s worth visiting this hidden bar if you go from New York. They produce alcohol themselves and store it in the typical glass containers of antique pharmacies. The ambience is elegant and romantic.
9 Doyers St # 1, New York, NY 10013
10. Angel’s Share
Hidden behind one of the gates of Japanese Village Yokocho Restaurant, Angel’s Share is renowned for being one of the quietest hidden bars in the city, whether you visit it on one of the days when parties are not celebrated! The in whiskey based cocktails are its specialty.
8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003
Did you like our selection? Have you ever been to one of these bars or in someone of the same style? Tell us in the comments!