Not-so-secret secret places
Freemans is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

1. Freemans

9.3
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 498 tips and reviews

How To Make It In AmericaHow To Make It In America: Cinematic location tucked in the back of an alley. Hearty food, grizzly dudes, hot chicks and lots of taxidermy. Check their Sporting Club on the way out for bespoke suits and old-school barberism.

PDT (Please Don't Tell) is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

2. PDT (Please Don't Tell)

9.0
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 409 tips and reviews

EsquireEsquire: Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. (That phonebooth thing? Pretty cool, right?) Ask the bartender to suggest a drink. It'll be excellent.

Bohemian is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

3. Bohemian

9.3
57 Great Jones St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · NoHo · 151 tips and reviews

The New YorkerThe New Yorker: Its Web site advises, “Please be referred by someone who has already visited us,” and the lore is that its phone number is not listed. In reality, the number surfaces with determined Googling. Read more.

Hudson Clearwater is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

4. Hudson Clearwater

9.3
447 Hudson St (at Morton St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 148 tips and reviews

Annie C.Annie Chu: They are almost a 1 Michelin Star restaurant. Look for the line open'g in the wall off Morton at Hudson (SW corner) dinner- duck. Weekend brunch- all good!

Burger Joint is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

5. Burger Joint

8.9
119 W 56th St, New York, NY
Burger Joint · Theater District · 622 tips and reviews

BravoBravo: Find the best burger in the city in this old school burger shack hidden in the lobby of the Parker Meridien. -Andy Cohen, Watch What Happens Live!

Employees Only is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

6. Employees Only

9.2
510 Hudson St (at Christopher St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 412 tips and reviews

The Corcoran GroupThe Corcoran Group: The entrance to this West Village speakeasy is behind the fortune teller curtain.

Angel’s Share is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

7. Angel’s Share

9.4
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 407 tips and reviews

Nick B.Nick Burto: Trendy secret loft lounge upstairs in a Japanese restaurant. Look for the blank door on the left.

The Campbell Apartment is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

8. The Campbell Apartment

15 Vanderbilt Ave (Grand Central Terminal), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Midtown East · 242 tips and reviews

Tristan L.Tristan Louis: Find the hidden Campbell Apartment and have drinks by the fireplace.

The Blind Barber is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

9. The Blind Barber

8.6
339 E 10th St (btwn Avenue A & B), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Alphabet City · 187 tips and reviews

ThrillistThrillist: This spot takes the drinks-and-a-cut concept to the next level, w/ a 2-seat barber shop up front & behind a sliding door, a cocktail lounge decked w/ leather-cushioned wooden booths & old-school sofas Read more.

Back Room is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

10. Back Room

8.4
102 Norfolk St (btwn Delancey & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 179 tips and reviews

Silver A.Silver Arevalo: cool speakeasy bar. there's no sign, you go down the stairs and the entrance is at the back of the building. there's a secret room behind a bookshelf. fridays and saturdays are 25+ to enter.

2nd Floor on Clinton is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

11. 2nd Floor on Clinton

67 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 65 tips and reviews

Greg W.Greg Wong 🎯: To get to this swanky lounge, walk straight to the back of Lower East Side tavern Barramundi and push the buzzer next to the door marked "private." (from Eater)

Beauty & Essex is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

12. Beauty & Essex

9.1
146 Essex St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 525 tips and reviews

Michelin Travel & LifestyleMichelin Travel & Lifestyle: A chic pawn shop greets window shoppers, but those who venture in find a luxuriously decorated bar and restaurant serving roasted bone marrow on toast and lobster mac and cheese. - Green Guide Editor

The Library at The Public is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

13. The Library at The Public

8.6
425 Lafayette St (at Astor Pl), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · NoHo · 36 tips and reviews

Maxwell Z.Maxwell Z: When you enter the lobby of The Public Theater, hang a left and go up the stairs. At the end of the staircase you'll find this hidden Andrew Carmellini restaurant.

Happy Bones Coffee is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

14. Happy Bones Coffee

7 Bond St, New York, NY
Coffee Shop · NoHo · 22 tips and reviews

Dan H.Dan Harrison: It's hidden in the back of a store.

La Esquina is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

15. La Esquina

9.3
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 634 tips and reviews

How To Make It In AmericaHow To Make It In America: Like finding El Dorado beneath a taco shack. Head downstairs, take the scenic route through the kitchen to find amazing scene of tequila, huitlacoche quesadillas and total hotness.

Smith & Mills is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

16. Smith & Mills

8.8
71 N Moore St (btw Greenwich & Hudson), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Tribeca · 145 tips and reviews

Maxwell Z.Maxwell Z: Order a drink and then go to the bathroom. It looks like a time machine.

Silver Lining is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

17. Silver Lining

75 Murray St (Basement), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · Tribeca · 50 tips and reviews

Nina Y.Nina Yiamsamatha: Why such spotty cell service? Pick your explanation: a) you're in a basement, b) you walked into the 1920s. I prefer B.

Fig. 19 is one of Not-so-secret secret places.

18. Fig. 19

8.9
131 Chrystie St (btwn Broome & Delancey St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 98 tips and reviews

ArmandoArmando: On top of being hidden in the back of an art gallery, it's located on a rather bland stretch of Chrystie Street. It's easy to walk right by Fig 19 and miss it, especially if the bouncer isn't outside.