Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC
124 Old Rabbit Club is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

1. 124 Old Rabbit Club

8.8
124 Macdougal St (at Minetta Ln), New York, NY
Bar · Greenwich Village · 121 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: FUN FACT: Take a page out of Alice in Wonderland and follow the rabbit down the hole into this “craft beer bar.”

The Campbell Apartment is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

2. The Campbell Apartment

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

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: FUN FACT: The space originally served as a private salon for 1920′s financial mogul John W. Campbell.

Beauty & Essex is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

3. Beauty & Essex

9.2
146 Essex St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 535 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: FUN FACT: They serve pink champagne in the ladies restroom, which definitely makes the wait more bearable.

Hudson Clearwater is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

4. Hudson Clearwater

9.2
447 Hudson St (at Morton St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 156 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The atmosphere is very warm and charming and the entire space helps create the illusion that you are no longer in NYC but at an upstate manor.

Little Branch is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

5. Little Branch

9.1
20 7th Ave S (at Leroy St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 313 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The smooth jazz music and the even smoother cocktails transport you back in time to the days of Prohibition at this petite speakeasy.

Norwood is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

6. Norwood

8.7
241 W 14th St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Social Club · Chelsea · 59 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: A slight spin on the adjective hidden — this place remains cloaked by the fact that it only grants entrance to members of the club and their guests.

The Raines Law Room is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

7. The Raines Law Room

9.3
48 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Union Square · 312 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: You can drink in this standing room only or if available the host will show you to your own secluded, curtained area to enjoy your drink amongst the other hushed speakeasy goers.

Back Room is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

8. Back Room

8.3
102 Norfolk St (btwn Delancey & Rivington St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 187 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: FUN FACT: Cocktails are enjoyable and served in true Prohibition style teacups.

Freemans is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

9. Freemans

9.2
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Lower East Side · 507 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: If you notice the bookshelf at the end of the hallway by the bathrooms — it swivels to reveal a whole wing of the building that is currently under construction for future private dining areas.

Jimmy's No. 43 is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

10. Jimmy's No. 43

8.7
43 E 7th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Bar · East Village · 136 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Jimmy’s No. 43 not only spares its guests of whatever perils lie above with its below ground refuge, but its agreeably priced appetizing menu and selection of beers and wine is sure to expend.

Sake Bar Decibel is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

11. Sake Bar Decibel

9.4
240 E 9th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY
Sake Bar · East Village · 223 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: They have an extensive selection of sake from the Rihaku to the Kikusui. Just as popular is the yummy lineup of appetizers, one can’t go wrong with the Shrimp Dumplings or Japanese Pancakes.

Pravda is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

12. Pravda

281 Lafayette St (btwn Prince & E Houston St), New York, NY
Cocktail Bar · NoLita · 156 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Here, the selection of vodka is far from short and the Homemade Chips with Crème Fraîche and Caviar among other food items are not to be overlooked.

Shalel Lounge is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

13. Shalel Lounge

8.5
65 W 70th St (Columbus Ave), New York, NY
Lounge · Lincoln Square · 68 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Though the drink menu does much to satisfy variety, Shahel’s Lamb Meatballs and Bacon Wrapped specialties are just two of the many delicious options available here.

675 Bar is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

14. 675 Bar

675 Hudson St (at W 13th St), New York, NY
Bar · Meatpacking District · 111 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Items like the Chocolate Covered Bacon and other fair priced plates along with their range in cocktails, wine, beer and vodka make 675 Bar an ideal choice for the masses.

La Esquina is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

15. La Esquina

9.3
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 645 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: With a reservation needed to gain entrance, one is brought to a fine dining brasserie in the basement. Serving dishes from Mexican style grilled corn to ceviche, a selection of Mexican food is served. Read more.

Kuma Inn is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

16. Kuma Inn

8.0
113 Ludlow St (at Delancey St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 97 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Run by King Phojanakong, Kuma Inn offers an Asian tapas-style experience, with several smaller dishes. They have several signature dishes on the menu, from a yellowfin tuna tartare to grilled salmon. Read more.

No Name Bar is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

17. No Name Bar

7.9
597 Manhattan Ave (btwn Nassau & Driggs Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Bar · Williamsburg · 101 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Originally a ramen shop led by Lindsay Salminen, the shop has now taken a Thai direction under Chef Nam. Dishes range from Bok Choy to Fish ball Noodle Soup. Read more.

Café Select is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

18. Café Select

8.9
212 Lafayette St (at Kenmare St), New York, NY
Swiss Restaurant · SoHo · 244 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Through the kitchen of this stylish Austrian eatery in Soho is a hidden room. Mimicking an Apres bar in the alps, fondue and raclette are served during the colder months. Read more.

Le Parker Méridien New York is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

19. Le Parker Méridien New York

8.5
119 W 56th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.), New York, NY
Hotel · Theater District · 136 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Hidden inside the Le Parker Meridian Hotel, a burger shop is located behind curtains in the hotel’s lobby. The burgers happen to be some of the best in the city, giving reason for the often long line. Read more.

Luksus is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

20. Luksus

8.4
615 Manhattan Ave (at Nassau Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · Williamsburg · 34 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This small Nordic eatery in Greenpoint is accessed through a door in the back of the craft beer bar Tørst. The front bar is one of the better beer bars in the city with over 20 beers on tap. Read more.

Zenkichi is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

21. Zenkichi

9.4
77 N 6th St (at Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Williamsburg · 142 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Styled as a “Japanese brasserie,” this unique restaurant is a unique dining experience, and the restaurant offers both a la carte and an eight course omakase tasting menu. Read more.

Whole Foods Market is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

22. Whole Foods Market

9.0
95 East Houston St (btwn Bowery & Chrystie St), New York, NY
Grocery Store · Lower East Side · 312 tips and reviews
The Lodge at Gallow Green is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

23. The Lodge at Gallow Green

New York, NY
Home (private) · Chelsea · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The warm, cozy space is modeled on Scottish bothies—bare-bones cabins up in the hills where people can camp out for free provided they leave something useful behind for the next guest. Read more.

Angel’s Share is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

24. Angel’s Share

9.4
8 Stuyvesant St (at E 9th St & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 425 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The rules: no reservations, no groups larger than four, no standing room, and no yelling. Ascend the stairs and enter through the unmarked door to the left of the sushi counter in Yokocho restaurant. Read more.

Dutch Kills is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

25. Dutch Kills

9.3
27-24 Jackson Ave (btwn Queens & Dutch Kills St), Long Island City, NY
Cocktail Bar · 241 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: In a non-descript two floor brick building between a transmission shop and a taxi lot, Dutch Kills is an unmarked gem, save for a neon BAR sign. The vibe has always been deliberately divey and fun. Read more.

Fig. 19 is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

26. Fig. 19

8.9
131 Chrystie St (btwn Broome & Delancey St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Lower East Side · 106 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: To get to Fig. 19, you have to walk through an art gallery above the popular subterranean dance spot Home Sweet Home and open up the door in the very back. Once you’re inside, it feels like home. Read more.

Weather Up is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

27. Weather Up

9.1
589 Vanderbilt Ave (btwn Dean & Bergen St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Prospect Heights · 149 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Venture inside, past the velvet curtain, and you’ll find yourself in a glowing jewel box of a bar. The white subway tiles continue inside, completely covering the ceiling, like in the Paris métro. Read more.

Featherweight is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

28. Featherweight

9.2
135 Graham Ave (btwn Boerum St & Johnson Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · East Williamsburg · 59 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: You get to Featherweight by going through the restaurant Sweet Science next door. It is one little room with a bar, three roomy mint-green booths, and some additional seating along the back wall. Read more.

The Wooly is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

29. The Wooly

8.2
11 Barclay St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Event Space · Tribeca · 32 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: With chic couches, old books, stacks of vintage suitcases, a pipe organ, old radios and authentic wallpaper, it’s got the makings of a Wes Anderson set, but better because you get to party in it. Read more.

Garryowen Club is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

30. Garryowen Club

68 Lexington Ave, New York, NY
Speakeasy · Rose Hill · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Inside the landmarked 69th Regiment Armory, an active armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, a bar that began as an officers club but is now welcome to military personnel and their guests. Read more.

Dead Drop is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

31. Dead Drop

166 1st Ave (1st & 10th), New York, NY
Speakeasy · East Village · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: To access the bar, you have to walk into North River first, then head down the staircase. Press a doorbell, and await further instructions. Read more.

Bar Centrale is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

32. Bar Centrale

8.5
324 W 46th St (btwn 8th & 9th Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 53 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Up a flight of steps and behind a nondescript townhouse door in midtown, Bar Centrale feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the Theater District. It’s glamorous, but not showy. Read more.

The Garret is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

33. The Garret

8.4
296 Bleecker St (above Five Guys), New York, NY
Speakeasy · West Village · 114 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Hidden above Five Guys burgers, walk to the very back of the fast food joint and up a wooden staircase. It’s the type of spot where you can start day drinking at 2pm on Saturdays. Read more.

Bohemian is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

34. Bohemian

9.2
57 Great Jones St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · NoHo · 159 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Bohemian is as exclusive as it gets in NYC–it can only be experienced by referral from a previous guest. The New York iteration is tucked down a long hallway next to Japanese Premium Beef. Read more.

Arcade Bakery is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

35. Arcade Bakery

9.6
220 Church St (btwn Worth & Thomas St), New York, NY
Bakery · Tribeca · 65 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: For the connoisseurs of French bread and pastries, this understated bakery hidden inside a 1920s Tribeca office building is one of the best and most authentic in the city. Read more.

Mulberry Project is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

36. Mulberry Project

8.2
149 Mulberry St (btwn Grand & Hester St), New York, NY
Speakeasy · Little Italy · 220 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Amid all the bright lights and neon signs of the old school joints in Little Italy, you have to be looking pretty hard for the unmarked red door with a little red light that serves as the entrance. Read more.

Sakagura is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

37. Sakagura

9.4
211 E 43rd St Lowr Level (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Sake Bar · Turtle Bay · 200 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: You need to be in the know because its entrance is located in the basement of a nondescript Midtown office building, past the security desk and through a pristine white lobby. Read more.

Virgola is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

38. Virgola

8.8
28 Greenwich Ave (btwn W 10th & Charles St), New York, NY
Wine Bar · West Village · 64 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This oyster bar is in no ordinary building—it’s tucked into an alleyway from the 1800s, which was uncovered and carefully restored. The outdoor-indoor barrier is certainly tenuous here. Read more.

St. Mazie is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

39. St. Mazie

9.4
345 Grand St (btwn Marcy Ave & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
Cocktail Bar · Williamsburg · 118 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: At St. Mazie, an easy-to-miss door across from the bar opens onto a staircase that descends to the cellar where you’ll feel transported back to the 1880s. Read more.

El Sabroso is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

40. El Sabroso

8.1
265 W 37th St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY
Latin American Restaurant · Garment District · 27 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: El Sabroso has been open for 20 years with the same owner serving affordable Hispanic food. The non-descript sign outside reads “Aqui ahorra y come bueno” meaning “Here you will save and eat well.” Read more.

Delegates Dining Room is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

41. Delegates Dining Room

7.5
United Nations Plaza (First and 45th), New York, NY
Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Although the UN Headquarters can be visited on tours, one of the best secrets is the Delegates Dining Room. Despite what its name suggests, the restaurant is open to the public with a reservation. Read more.

Pulquería is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

42. Pulquería

8.5
11 Doyers St (btwn Pell St & Bowery), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Chinatown · 147 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Looking for an unmarked subterranean Mexican restaurant in the middle of Chinatown? Probably not, but now that you know it exists, you want to see it for yourself, don’t you? Read more.

Govinda's Vegetarian Grill is one of Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC.

43. Govinda's Vegetarian Grill

111-14, 101 Avenue, South Richmond Hill, Queens, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Richmond Hill · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Step inside and head down the stairs to the basement, where large round tables and folding chairs sit atop a linoleum floor. A small buffet station is set up at one end of the room. Read more.