Tucked away behind what seems to be an abandoned store is this South Street area speakeasy. Friendly staff will guide you to the hidden entrance away from the madding crowd as you step back in time to what feels like a private drawing room or timeworn club from the 1880s. Deep, comfortable sofas and club chairs, antique mirrors and paintings, and a rough-hewn exposed brick aesthetic give you the sense that this place has always been here. Sip an updated classic cocktail like the floral 817 Martini, a green-chili-infused vodka-based Longshoreman, or a Mojito prepared table-side. If you’re feeling flush, order a bottle off the Champagne menu with its accompanying caviar.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: For something a little fruit-driven, order Jose’s Revenge (cognac, allspice dram, pine liqueur, lemon juice and raspberry tea foam).
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Don’t get discouraged when trying to find the space. A super-friendly staff awaits. Note that there’s no food available.