Antebellum bunker deep below Bill's Burger, sib joint to 675 Bar. Plenty of nooks and crannies nestled around black support columns. Badass vaulted ceilings, distressed surfaces galore. Black leath... read more
Clam and swill bunker. Brick walls, long wooden benches, kitschy paraphernalia abounding. Two dozen steamed clams with a cup of hot butter will leave plenty left over for next semester’s text... read more
Club within a club. Webster Hall turns over its balcony to NY nightlife legend Gary Spencer. Stealth separate entry leads to marble staircase rising to velvet lounge. Hanky panky theme sees wait st... read more
Jazzy cocktail lounge beneath oyster house McCoy. Plush yellow armchairs, purple walls, studded leather stools, and plenty of velvet. Offshoot of the speakeasy theme, heavy cocktails are a-go. Bran... read more
Neo-speakeasy hidden behind an “out of order” ATM. Look for the Murray Bar sign and the ¾ address, head upstairs for shrine to cold hard cash. (Okay, they do take plastic, but yo... read more
By daylight, unassuming café, by night wind down the staircase for posh underground scene. Versatile space with room for DJs, lounging, and VIPs. Death & Co. peeps apply booze-forward ap... read more
Not-so-lumpen proles make their stand in what was Jane's Sweet Buns. The guys behind Death & Company drop spot dedicated to rare beer. Seasonal brews rotate so fast they’re not printing m... read more
With successful setups in Paris and London, ECC back-paddles to the LES for third installment. Party like they did in La Belle Époque, almost: trio of Parisian owners have garnered impressiv... read more
5 Ninth tops off its townhouse with a vintage lounge. Exposed brick looks every bit its 19th-century origins, complemented with nice mix of retro/modernist furnishings. Small bar by the front windo... read more
Barry Mullineaux and Greenhouse peeps hang on, but Collective Hardware’s Stuart Braunstein has left the building. Separate entrance under the black awning admits you to good-sized space. Stil... read more
Cozy crypt stashed beneath sports club Snap, with stealth entry conveniently next to the Darby. Steve Lewis and Thomas Jefferson collaborating on the design (checkered palazzo-inspired floor and wa... read more
Swankiest way to wait out the Apocalypse. Long-concealed basement bunker below the factory where the Oreo was invented. Ancient brick and steel, vintage fixtures, Oriental rugs. Cocktail program ta... read more
Cool Britannia under the Dream. Former electrical subspace gets its wattage upped by Nur Khan and the party pros at the Strategic Group. Follow the black carpet down to high-ceilinged nook accented... read more
Cast-iron wedding cake on the lower west side hosting Sascha Petraske cocktail extravaganza. Drink menu and staff carried over from Little Branch, as is the music, with familiar mugs working throug... read more
The Stone Street Coffee Company looks innocent enough, but is actually just a front for hidden speakeasy-style lounge. Food from a Harry’s hand, drink program by a Merchant Hotel vet. ... read more
As Village addresses go, hard to find one with much more history than this one. Former home of the Gaslight Café, walls here would have a lot to say about Bob Dylan, Joey Ramone, Allen G... read more
Former speakcheesy taken over by downtown bar pros. Milk and Honey, GoldBar, and Bagatelle hands join forces for intimate booze den. Street smarts evident in tagged red walls behind the bar, mouthy... read more
Mondrian SoHo's trendy lounge named after the fictitious "Mister Hung." Separate entrance on Lafayette Street gives space its own identity, grants celeb set respite from overzea... read more
Glitzy chandelier lights your way as you descend into basement beneath Lebanese restaurant Al Bustan. Posh spot aims to bring a taste of Beirut back when it was the Paris of the Middle East. Small ... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Lower-priced Ralph Lauren line defined by distressed Americana. Den...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...