New York City
12 Super-Secret Hotspots in NYC
Perfect for impressing a special date or wowing your out-of-town friends.
Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex St. bet. Rivington & Stanton Sts., 212-614-0146
An actual pawn-shop front gives way to this dramatically lit, two-story, 10,000-square-foot restaurant and club. With delicious small plates and an exorbitant cocktail list, its no wonder stars like Kim Kardashian and Ashley Olsen are frequent guests. This is one restroom you’ll want to visit! Attendants serve free champagne to all the ladies – time for a touch-up! A place this lavish can be hard to get in to but with my help you’ll have no problem.
PDT (Please Don’t Tell), 113 St. Mark’s Pl. bet. First Ave. & Avenue A, 212-614-0386
Walk into Crif Dogs, turn left and enter the phone booth, and buzz once (only once). Snug. Taxidermy. Pair incredibly mixed classic and original cocktails with the unusual menu by David Chang, passed through a secret wall. Try the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Chang Dog heaped with momofuku kimchi.
Definitely want to try some of these bars! What is the dress code for say, Little Branch?
Bathtub gin is one of the greatest in NYC. Its my go-to place with my college buds. 😀
What a great resource! I’m going to use this list the next 12 dates I go on LOL
Instrata looks pretty cool. Their “Gramercy” location is more like Murray Hill though… Cool concept. More buildings should have concierges and other services like that.
Will definitely check out these places when I’m in NYC. Who knows, I may even hop from one place to another, they are all gems! 🙂
The Raines Law Room and Death & CO looks so cool! I’m going to get a drink (or three) at them this weekend. Please do more articles like this!!!
These look so hip! But am I too old to go? What’s the average age range at these places? What should I wear??
Fantastic list! I love checking out spots like this — you always meet interesting people at them.
I’ve been to a few of these places and they’re great. It’s always impressive when someone brings me to a truly hidden gem like some of these, rather than the typical spots (like Top of the Standard, although I love it there too…)
What a great list!! I’m going to save this and check these places out one-by-one.