Traveling is the act of forgetting the map and getting lost. What happens is that in the time you get lost you will find hidden places away from the tourist attractions… Some people think that in a crowded city like New York, there is no place to find these new hidden spots.
But we do know that the “Big Apple” is full of surprises and… hidden bar! If you promise to keep it a secret, we will share it with you Our 10 Favorite Secret Bars. Deal?
1. Old Rabbit Club
British rock music of the 60s and a giant rabbit in the door – welcome to the “Old Rabbit Club”! They have a great selection of beers, so if you are a fan of this drink, this is the place to go.
Address: 124 MacDougal Street (entre Bleecker Street y West 3rd Street)
2. Please Don’t Tell
Inside East Village you will find this bar which for many is considered one of the best and most hidden places of the city. The experience to get inside Please Don’t Tell is pretty awesome: first, you should go inside Crif Dogs, look for a phone booth, pick up the phone, and ring the doorbell. Then you will be inside the PDT and there will be some amazing cocktails waiting for you!
Address: 113 St Mark Pl, New York, NY 10009
3. The Garret
To get to “The Garret”, you will have to dig deep Five boys of Green which Village and climb some stairs. Once you reach a large open space covered with wood to the skylight, it means you have reached your destiny! This is the classic place where you can have tea in the morning and start with cocktails in the afternoon.
Address: 296 Bleckeer St. West Village, New York, NY 10014
4. Campbell Apartment
Did you know there is a hidden bar inside Grand Central Terminal? The place is a 20’s private room as you can perfectly imagine by the stained glass windows, high ceilings and fireplace. But now it’s a mix of business parties and passing tourists.
Address: 15 Vanderbilt Ave (entre East 42nd St y East 43rd St)
5. La Esquina
Tacos and margarine with jalapenos are the menu for a night at La Esquina/The Corner. The owners want to keep the mystery behind the bar, but dinner reservation and obviously you will have access to this place with low light and romantic feel.
Address: 114 Kenmare Street (entre Mott Street y Elizabeth Street)
6. Little Branch
Behind Little Branch’s metal doors you’ll find one of the bars where you can simply lean against the counter and tell the bartender how you feel. In a few minutes he’ll be back with your favorite cocktail. It will be even more special if you choose a night with live jazz band playing.
Address: 22 Seventh Avenue S. (Leroy Street)
7. The Back Room
The entrance is a bit hidden, but when you enter The Back Room, you will feel like you have been transported to another era. A charming fireplace and cocktails served in tea cups keep this bar’s secret.
Address: 102 Norfolk Street (entering Rivington Street and Delancey Street)
8. Raines Law Room
Pure elegance. This would be the perfect way to describe this bar where the space is separated by curtainsThe cocktails are authentic and genuine, and the Chester chairs are arranged in such a way that conversations are made up of whispers.
Address: 48 West 17th Street (enter 5th Ave y 6th Ave)
Their cocktails are famous throughout the city, and although a bit expensive, you should definitely visit this hidden bar if you are in New York. In Apotheke, they make their own wine and store it in typical old pharmaceutical jars – hence the name. Elegant and romantic atmosphere.
Address: 9 Doyers St #1, New York, NY 10013
10. Angel’s Share
Hidden behind one of the doors of the Japanese restaurant Village Yokocho, Angel’s Share is known for being one of the quietest secret bars in town, that is, if you visit it on one of the no-show days any party! whiskey cocktails is their specialty.
Address: 8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003