You won't find this reclaimed speakeasy from the street; instead, you'll have get in line for the Lower Manhattan Toy Company and then saunter back a hundred yards to the alleyway entrance and ascend the stairs. That's right, there's still at least one alley in New York! This place is stylized as a a lavish speakeasy where they serve alcohol in teacups and feature a rather plush decor—with velvet upholstered chairs, a central chandelier, bookcases, velvet paisley wallpaper, and a huge fireplace—so if it's a speakeasy, it's hardly the rough-hewn type we associate with the past.
There is, of course, an amazing, secret "back room" in this bar, but access is granted exclusively to those who are friends of the owners. Keep in mind that whatever circles you travel in, they most likely do not overlap with the Back Room's owners.
Telephone: (212) 228-5098
Address: 102 Norfolk St.
Cross Streets Delancey & Rivington Streets
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