The Raines Law Room

The Raines Law Room

Speakeasy, Cocktail Bar, and Lounge$$$$
Union Square, New York
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  • Matt B.
    "Loving the wallpaper and mirror placement in the bathroom lol."(16 Tips)
    @JaumePrimero
    "Ring the doorbell, sit back and relax with some amazing cocktails."(13 Tips)
    Noah L.
    "Relax and enjoy a Gold Rush or Amber Old-Fashioned."(10 Tips)
    Razorfish
    "A cool, intimate little speakeasy with great cocktails."(12 Tips)
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  • Nicole
    NicoleNovember 16, 2015
    Ring the bell, get seated in plush couches. Pull chain on wall to order, classy ladies come get your order then bring the drinks from an unseen back bar. Great music/atmosphere. Fantastic date spot.
  • Adrian P.
    Check in with the hostess & try not to be a dick if there's a waitlist. Worth the wait, the cocktails are yummy and the back patio is perfect for a hot summer night. You have to order at the bar.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistOctober 16, 2015
    Has a speakeasy aesthetic from its windowless, living room-style interior down to a functioning doorbell guests have to ring. A charming courtyard with outdoor seating adds a little breathing room. Read more
  • Simon K.
    Simon KratzerDecember 25, 2016
    Nice speakeasy in cozy atmosphere. Make a reservation for groups greater than 3.
  • Kaitlin M.
    Kaitlin MonteJune 16, 2015
    Head bartender Adam is a total riot. Hang at the bar to watch him work. Swing by before dinner to put your name in. They keep it intimate. Ring the bell to get service from your private couches.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 11, 2013
    Speakeasy-style bar that feels like having drinks at your rich friend's house. Excellent cocktails and a beautiful patio. Reservations recommended for peak hours.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HMarch 5, 2015
    Sexy wallpaper, awesome booths, delicious drinks. My tip is to leave your name early, get dinner and drinks around the area, and then be ready for Raines at a minute's notice when they call!
  • Arie
    ArieJune 11, 2015
    Best day to come is midweek after early dinner. The Raines Law Room is a beautiful, sexy and perfect place to unwind, catch up and sip on finely made shaken or stirred cocktails.
  • Hector
    HectorMarch 20, 2016
    Lives up to the hype. This speakeasy is very cozy. Only a single small dish of cheese, olives, and soppressata. Try the old fashioned, or anything bourbon based. Peep the wallpaper.
  • Ashley
    AshleyFebruary 20, 2013
    Tucked away behind a staircase, locked door & a host straight out of the 20s, this vintage speakeasy is the perfect setting for a rendezvous. My vodka gimlet was beyond my normally high standards.
  • Guest of a Guest
    As you are ushered past the low couches and opaque curtains, you can enjoy your drink in this standing room only spot (or reserve your own secluded seating area) with other speakeasy-goers. Read more
  • Viren K.
    Viren KaulJanuary 21
    The mixologists are one of the best in the city. Communicative, great personalities and better drinks. Get a lounge space or drink at the bar .. never a bad time at the RLR !
  • suz q.
    suz qDecember 27, 2014
    Ring bell to be let inside(if full will take your# & call) and step into a cozy subterranean bar "living room" lounge. Bartenders/waitresses friendly. Great creative cocktails.
  • Larisa G.
    The speakeasy vibe is a little tired (secret stairs, ring a bell, get seated by a bouncer), but this place has a great cozy vibe and really good cocktails.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 19, 2011
    One of the few speakeasy in Chelsea, Raines Law Room underground making it tricky to find -- you have to find a set of stairs that lead to a basement door and then ring a doorbell just to get in. Read more
  • Ingrid S.
    Ingrid SilvaApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very nice place i love the drinks,and romantic the girls that work at coach check are very nice people, if u don't tip ,u should they are very nice girls and they take care of our staff.
  • Emilie F.
    Emilie FuttermanMarch 24, 2016
    Great for dates. Come 1h earlier than you want to drink. Expect to stand in the back for 1 drink and then sit. Look at the bartender favorites list in the menu for the most interesting cocktails.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistAugust 26, 2010
    This subterranean spot's only marked by a small plaque & doorbell you must ring to be admitted. Inside you'll find perfectly prepared, fresh-juiced, hand-stirred or shaken classic cocktails & punches. Read more
  • Date Night Is...
    Date Night Is...May 12, 2013
    Ring the bell & wait for the maitre'd to stick his nose out. This is a fantastic Date Night spot with a true speakeasy feel. TIP: make a reservation for Mon, Tues, or Wed., otherwise be ready to wait.
  • Ashlee H.
    Ashlee HonAugust 6, 2014
    Freaking delicious drinks. Order anything on or off the menu and it'll be great. Just let the waitress know if you're looking for particular liquors and flavors and they'll make a drink just for you!
  • Stan B.
    Stan BashmashnikovSeptember 22, 2014
    A hidden gem of epic proportions. Make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot. "Raine's Law" was actually the first of many state laws in the late 1890s that ultimately resulted in Prohibition.
  • Kylie J.
    Kylie JayOctober 3, 2014
    Gorgeous little speakeasy - ring the bell & you're granted access. Excellent selection of cocktails & the decor is stunning. The Kama sutra styled paisley print on the walls is really something!
  • Ainsley M.
    Ainsley McMasterOctober 12, 2015
    The bartender is completely amazing - if you don't know what you want, he'll whip something delicious up to please your palate preferences. Atmosphere is great. Best place in nyc I've been to yet.
  • Danny Z.
    Danny ZlobinskyJuly 7, 2016
    One of the nicest cocktails bars in NYC. Four separate rooms with totally a different feel and decor. Very good drinks too, obviously.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisApril 16, 2015
    Awesome speakeasy but often crowded...best to go at off times. All the drinks are good, and they have outdoor space/garden in the back for when it's nice. General decor is really dark.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 30, 2016
    Ring the unmarked doorbell, put your name down, wait. Get a private space for 6. Order the spicy mexcal drink. Check out the wall paper. Only food is a charrcut platter. $20/drink w. tax and tip.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    While the set up isn't ideal for parties of two, the smart light switch for service and the superb cocktails (the Sicilian Cobbler and Aries Era, for example) are well worth the trip.
  • Giovanni B.
    This place has great ambiance. From the music, to the lighting, to the scented candles they burn. It's a nice retreat from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Try the Green Point.
  • Milind O.
    Milind OkeAugust 24, 2013
    I asked for the American Trilogy although it was not on the menu anymore and I am glad I did. It's an awesome drink. Also the ice is crystal clear, can't tell it's there from the side of your glass.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistApril 28, 2014
    Find the unmarked door, press the buzzer, and hope there's no wait for a table, so you can immediately start quaffing cocktails by expert cocktailer Meaghan Dorman. Read more
  • Masha I.
    Masha IovevaMay 6, 2015
    Pioneer Spirit (rye, apple brandy, orgeat and angostura bitters), the Andean Dusk (Pisco, grapes, lemon and rose champagne), 10 Gallon Hat (mezcal, ancho chile, lime and pineapple).
  • Sandy M.
    Sandy MaJune 10, 2015
    Perfect hidden hole in the wall speakeasy! Looks like an apartment from the outside, you really have to know what you're looking for to find it. Great cocktails, excellent service.
  • Toby M.
    Toby MatejovskySeptember 20, 2014
    Intimate setting for hanging out with a date or a couple friends. Couches and chairs in the front, cocktail bar in the back. Try the Pioneer Spirit if you like whiskey.
  • Princess Abigail B.
    Princess Abigail BacaniJanuary 23, 2013
    Buzz to get in. Laid out like a Prohibition-era apartment. Enjoy drinks in the lounge & living room while bartenders make them in the kitch. Pull the chain next to your table to summon your server.
  • Milagros R.
    Milagros RicherDecember 21, 2016
    Nice chill speakeasy vibe with velvet curtains and a bell for service. Extensive cocktail list. Good for a cozy quiet evening drink.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.June 29, 2013
    Grab a drink at the Rye house while you're waiting for a table. Delish complimentary kettle popcorn. I liked the Pom Collins- very refreshing on a summer day!
  • Ashley C.
    Come here for quality drinks in a comfortable & luxurious space. The service is impeccable and the hostess makes sure the bar doesn't get crowded. You are guaranteed a seat soon after ordering.
  • Brad T.
    Brad TFebruary 20, 2013
    Fantastic drinks. Litterally dropped by as an ou t of towner. Accomadated. And barkeep Greg hooked me up w my ladt drink. Try a bartenders choice. Cant go wrong!
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezOctober 21, 2016
    Always a favorite for cocktails. I love this place. Great on a Sunday evening as the place is not as packed or hard to get into perfect for dates, romantic.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 16, 2012
    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.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniFebruary 25, 2016
    A first rate speakeasy. ring the bell. Worth the wait for a couch, but they let you watch cocktails being made before you get seated. Get a spicy one.
  • Search for Delicious
    Search for DeliciousAugust 17, 2011
    This fun speak-easy has an impressive cocktail selection. Top shelf liquors and fantastic ambiance make this a must try. Quite and intimate atmosphere makes this an excellent choice for date night.
  • Tiffany & Co
    Tiffany & CoJune 1, 2011
    A subterranean speakeasy for a secret rendezvous. Ring the doorbell by the gold sign to gain entry and order the Tiffany cocktail, designed especially for Tiffany by Raines Law bartenders.
  • Conrad G.
    Romantic spot for sure. I've never had a date at this place that went bad. The music is good and the cocktails even better. It's quiet enough for conversation.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 11, 2011
    One of the few speakeasy in Chelsea, Raines Law Room underground making it tricky to find -- you have to find a set of stairs that lead to a basement door and then ring a doorbell just to get in. Read more
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiApril 10, 2015
    Ross Collin is a top spot earner! Make sure you have a reservation to try some delicious concoctions. They stir up some beautiful symphonies of spirits!
  • Sophie P.
    Sophie ParksJuly 13, 2015
    Reservations are good, but you can also leave your name and number at the door and they'll text you when they're ready for you. Go pregame down the street!
  • Victoria N.
    Very interesting setup in here. Two sofas share a table and are surrounded by a black curtain to make it intimate. If you're sitting across people you don't know it could get awkward.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJune 28, 2015
    Hidden, intimate spot perfect for a date. Similar to dear Irving or flat iron lounge. Great place to have a delicious cocktail & good conversation.
  • michael a.
    michael affrontiMarch 9, 2014
    TIP: When you ring the doorbell and the doorman says it's full tell them that you will wait in the kitchen and you won't be turned away at the door :)
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJuly 19, 2016
    One of the best cocktail bars in America. Luxurious decor, very well executed drinks. They make everything they mix into the drinks save for the booze.
  • Candice D.
    Candice DSouzaNovember 30, 2016
    By far, my favorite cocktail bar! The comfy couches, naughty wallpaper and speakeasy vibe make it my standard to go place when my friends are visiting from out of town. This is New York.
  • drew t.
    drew tarvinOctober 17, 2015
    Go with an even Guy-to-Girl ratio for a better chance to get in. Once inside, marvel at the delicious cocktails and great ice cubes.
  • Mari
    MariMay 14, 2013
    Go with a friend or two and stand by the bar/kitchen in the back. Cute atmosphere and great cocktails! And, you gotta love that wallpaper... ;)
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJuly 18, 2012
    During warm months, there's a cute outdoor patio all the way in the back through the little kitchen/bar area.
  • @JaumePrimero
    @JaumePrimeroNovember 26, 2011
    lovely prohibition era style speakeasy. Ring the doorbell, sit back and relax with some amazing cocktails. Very convenient location for meeting up with friends.
  • New York Post
    New York PostSeptember 1, 2014
    Lovers don’t have to worry about interruptions; each table has its own doorbell that you ring when you’re ready for a drink, like the suggestively named Hanky Panky ($13). Read more
  • Jen D.
    Jen DAugust 14, 2016
    Craft cocktails in an intimate setting. The Marie Antoinette is especially refreshing and not too sweet.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DMay 8, 2013
    Nice joint! Cosy, romantic setting with wide array of great drinks. And omg the wallpaper in the bathroom!
  • James O.
    James OrtonApril 22, 2013
    Don't be put off by the door policy, the best things in life need to be worked for. Go chill out at the Rye bar down the road and wait for your time here!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 12, 2016
    Press the bell and a hostess will guide you in! Try the La Reforma if you're looking for something sweet but not too heavy.
  • Guest of a Guest
    The Raines Law Room limits their reservations (available Tues-Sun) to 6 guests because they claim to want to maintain an "intimate" environment. Read more
  • E D.
    E DwardApril 9, 2016
    Amazing spot. You have to share booths with strangers. Awkward at first but you get used to it. Drinks are wonderfully balanced and interesting.
  • Bee F.
    Bee FengMay 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Sometimes it could get awkward being surrounded with couples intimately touching, kissing, and makings noises. I like coming here for a casual fancy cocktail and enjoy the decor of the room itself
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There is no better scotch cocktail than the Philadelphia Story, which is mixed with amaro averna, st. germain, grapefruit, and bitters. It's smoky, spicy, with a strong hint of citrus.
  • Martina M.
    Martina MeneghettiSeptember 26
    The place is cozy and warm, drinks are very well made and it's great to try a few new cocktails together with all classics
  • Mick B.
    Mick BMarch 18, 2012
    Pleasant, refined atmosphere without the faux aristocratic pomp of rival speakeasies. Solid cocktails prepped in a country-style kitchen. Pseudo-pornographic wallpaper, if you're into that.
  • Dina
    DinaApril 24, 2014
    A 'secret', high-end, very elegant, speakasy. An amazing date place with dark interior and private tables separated by black gauze. The volume is hush hush. Sexy.
  • Grace S.
    Grace S.June 29, 2013
    Comfy couches and chilled out scene. Pull on the chain on the wall when you're ready to order your drink.
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AginDecember 18, 2014
    Cocktails are great. Generally like the place - u pull a cord to signal service is needed, so you won't be bothered unless you want to be. Intimate seating. Cheese and olive plate was ok.
  • Nikhil B.
    Nikhil BalaFebruary 18, 2013
    Hands down, one of the very best places in the CIty to take your date out for an intimate evening. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreyMay 17, 2013
    The Raines Law Room is named after an 1896 New York State law prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays … except in hotels. Order a Mamie Taylor, a classic.
  • Henali
    HenaliApril 12, 2015
    Such a classy vibe here! Dim lights, curtains to seperate the tables. But lines are long so reservation or getting here early is recommended
  • Sandy P.
    Sandy PaoDecember 11, 2013
    For agave fans, try the San Luis Cup and the Garden Palomina for a hint of spice and worlds of flavor. Then thank me later.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiDecember 11, 2016
    Craft cocktail and cozy atmosphere. Make a reservation if you don't want to wait
  • The Daily Meal
    The Daily MealJune 19, 2011
    Named for an 1896 ordinance established with hopes of curbing liquor consumption in New York City, this subterranean Chelsea speakeasy serves up a variety of well-made classic cocktails. Read more
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LitvakOctober 12, 2014
    Their whole cocktail menu is delicious, and the ambience is unique. If it's warm enough, check out the backyard.
  • Matthew F.
    The "bitter Mai Tai" was terrific. I love mai tai's and this version was great. The atmosphere was serene and inviting.
  • Leo M.
    Leo MedinaApril 13, 2016
    This place is perfect to impress your significant other! Very romantic and mostly private.
  • Zeba S.
    Zeba SiddiqiApril 10, 2016
    Be ready to wait for an hour! Opt for the bartender's choice cocktails & best part - ring the bell from your seat to order :)
  • Dave C.
    Dave CNovember 30, 2015
    Max group size is six. A cozy booth is an ideal double-date spot
  • Sophie P.
    Sophie ParksJuly 13, 2015
    Secluded couch areas are sweet. Can't go wrong with any of the drinks, really. Especially any of the ones with ginger.
  • Breeze S.
    Breeze SkrrtAugust 14, 2015
    Great setting, friendly staff, nicely curated drink list. Thankfully, Raines is about more than the hidden entrance.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaDecember 4, 2014
    Omg this place makes me wanna become an alcoholic & spend the rest of my life here. Impeccable in every imaginable way!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Get to this speakeasy-like bar by pressing a buzzer and waiting for the discerning host to guide you through the windowless space.
  • Tucker W.
    Tucker WJanuary 10, 2012
    I can recommend the Paper Plane for a bourbon lover and the Self Starter for a gin lover. They make wonderful cocktails here!
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 15, 2014
    Down a narrow stairwell is a quaint bar. There are comfy leather seats and the cocktails here are well crafted.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RinaldiSeptember 24, 2011
    Another fantastic cocktail bar, the staff here is incredibly nice and knowledgeable. Try their seasonal cocktails for a unique experience.
  • Afiya H.
    Afiya HostenAugust 23, 2013
    Amazing. Smells great. Wonderful decor. Good drinks. Guy at the door was super nice. Not pretentious or douche-y
  • Abhishek S.
    Abhishek ShuklaFebruary 16, 2014
    Had a great speakeasy experience! Definitely worth even if you are on the wait list. Going back soon!
  • simon s.
    simon sOctober 25, 2014
    One of the best cocktails I've had in NY. Didn't catch his name, but the bearded bartender was great
  • Darrick C.
    Darrick ChanAugust 9, 2014
    One of my favorite NY haunts. I like that you don't have to walk through a phone booth or something ridiculous like that.
  • Karolina S.
    Karolina SzczurJuly 24, 2012
    Amazing, little bit hidden place (you need to knock on the door!) with spectacular drink selection and atmosphere.
  • Tash C.
    Tash ConcepcionJuly 28, 2015
    Went on a Saturday night with a group of girlfriends. Very cosy and intimate atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
  • EsuNYC ..
    EsuNYC .March 16, 2016
    Great relaxed atmosphere to drink and talk. Drinks are good but they take some time so be patient
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CoudonMarch 28, 2012
    Go downstairs, ring the doorbell & be greeted by a dapper Belgian host. Libations to Love: The Old Fashioned, Andean Dusk, After All Royale & El Diablo. http://MichelleC.tv
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseMarch 5, 2016
    Very intimate, great cocktails. While you're waiting for your table have a bite at Beechers Cheese.
  • Elias B.
    Even if you don't drink bourbon, get The Phoenix Down (which has honey, fresh ginger, bitters).
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathMarch 11, 2016
    The seasonal cocktails and the staff picks are definitely worth trying. I've never had a disappointing drink here.
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HilaryJuly 21, 2013
    speakeasy bar with bell service and plush couches. go early (10pm) and put your name on the list!
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica M.March 30, 2015
    Amazing cocktails. Leave your number at the door, don't ask how long. They'll call when they're ready.
  • Kokchain C.
    Kokchain ChuSeptember 27
    Just like everything in this city, the place has shat the bed. Half the space is sectioned off for larger parties or being awkward with your facing neighbor. Hipster Kokchain says the cash grab sucks
  • Annie K.
    Annie KearnsAugust 13, 2016
    Probably my favorite speakeasy. Don't miss the 'kitchen' area in the back (it's the bar).
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParavanoSeptember 26, 2013
    always great cocktails.. consistent with the always crappy attitudes from the doorman, to the bartender to the waitress.
  • Joanna L.
    Joanna LinJanuary 26, 2013
    Highly recommend the Kentucky Buck Fifty if you prefer sweet, strong and spicy. AMAZING.
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MazzaAugust 11
    Great atmosphere and good cocktails. Some cocktails aren't as good as others. I loved the 10 Gallon Hat.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The perfect romantic date spot. Amazing service, adorable back patio, delicious cocktails.
  • Jenn S.
    Jenn SchwartzSeptember 13, 2015
    This speakeasy knows how to set the mood. Very classy, very sexy, excellent mixologists. 🍸
  • Maayan S.
    Maayan SheinfeldFebruary 24
    Hidden, beautiful cocktail bar. The Now Is Here/Here Is Now was my favorite drink.
  • Mikayla L.
    Mikayla LynchSeptember 9, 2011
    The Grapefruit Collins is my summer drink of choice. The staff is also very helpful and super accommodating. 4 stars.
  • Alex
    AlexJune 13, 2012
    The De La Louisiane is a sazerac incognito. Great place to enjoy an Old Fashioned with close conversations.
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 22, 2014
    Odd place - tight drinks, comfy and cozy seating...but the hostess is kind of creepy, and they have NO food besides cheese and olives. Go, but only after dinner.
  • TK ..
    TK .August 4, 2015
    I love how you have to knock the get in and once you're seated pull a small chain in the wall for service.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GomezJanuary 27
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic bartenders, amazing drinks, and a must stop if you like speakeasys
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 30, 2015
    Intimate little 1920s-style speakeasy, but feels a little tired compared to the larger and more elaborately decorated Dear Irving
  • Irina S.
    Irina ShevchukOctober 30, 2013
    The place is awesome. My favorite bar in NYC , cocktails are delicious. Love it !!!
  • Omar H.
    Omar HarounMarch 22, 2012
    My fav cocktail spot in the city. Low key speakeasy style (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Johnny W.
    Johnny WonMay 11, 2015
    Always go early, always eat before hand and always get multiple, multiple cocktails.
  • Mary W.
    Mary WbnFebruary 5, 2013
    Amazing cocktails. Whatever you do reserve - reservations only Mon-Wed before 3pm
  • Valencio C.
    Valencio CardosoDecember 13, 2012
    Atmosphere takes you back to the prohibition days. Be sure to check out the wallpaper details.
  • Frederic G.
    Frederic GilbertJune 29, 2015
    For a spicy and surprising twist, try the Kentucky Buck Fifty... Or let Adam choose for you
  • Anindya C.
    Anindya ChakrabortyAugust 18, 2012
    Call them before you go and drinks are awesome. And don't forget the wallpaper inside the bathroom.
  • Jason E.
    Jason EddinsAugust 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're meeting someone, make sure to ask for the wifi password and email/iMessage. No cell reception!
  • Steven L.
    Steven LehrburgerFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Note to self from Brian: order a Brain Duster, even if it's off-menu. He said it was made of cognac and absinthe, among other things.
  • Mwaki M.
    Mwaki MagotswiOctober 19, 2015
    Awesome setup. Come early though as it can be tricky to get in
  • Nina C.
    Nina CebenkoDecember 19, 2012
    Standard speakeasy parlour decor... Would have had a more sexy vibe if not for the homely couple engaging in amateur PDA directly in front of us the whole time.
  • Ana P.
    Ana PavJanuary 8, 2015
    Ask the bartender to get creative with your drink based on a couple criteria. Will not disappoint !
  • Julia X.
    Great date spot! Intimate setting delicious drinks and great service.
  • Arin R.
    Arin RayJune 26, 2015
    The Adonis cocktail was great. Definitely a chill vibe and good for conversations
  • Harish H.
    Harish HoonJanuary 29, 2015
    Just the experience is worth the visit, the cocktails are just icing on the cake.
  • Fanny M.
    Fanny MFebruary 11, 2013
    Exquisite! The way they greet you when you ring, the drinks and the wall paper!
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoJune 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like it hot, and I do, order the Kentucky Buck Forty. Or is it Fifty? Either way, get it.
  • Vijaya T.
    Vijaya ThakurMay 17, 2011
    The Philadelphia Story is wonderful! Also try the Julio--not on menu anymore, but they still serve it.
  • Alida Rose
    Alida RoseJanuary 17, 2014
    Perfect for a small group. Really swanky, but quiet enough for conversation.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're in the mood for a citrus and sweet bourbon drink, try the Fort Knox. Vermont maple syrup is the secret ingredient.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SmithMarch 11, 2016
    Have the bartender make a specialty cocktail for you based on your taste preferences
  • Kelly
    KellyFebruary 5, 2015
    Had to wait at the bar for a seat, which was actually kind of cool. Different hostess was much less creepy too!
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CrookAugust 9, 2014
    Classy place. Delicious drinks. Order off the menu. Worth it.
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak ShrivastavaMay 16, 2013
    Best speak easy I've ever been to....crisp drinks and amazing atmosphere.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoDecember 20, 2012
    Loved my experience at Raines Law Room, just be forewarned: Had to go through an appeals process when they charged my card twice. Maybe try cash here?
  • Zena
    ZenaMarch 19, 2011
    Amazing spot! Try the gold rush drink it is absolutely delicious and the popcorn is yummy
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ColacoJanuary 16
    I have an unhealthy love of cocktails and so i really was looking forward to my trip here. Extrly disappointed the bartender was way to busy and couldnt care less about customers
  • Alberto S.
    Great drinks, super cozy spot!
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZSeptember 29, 2014
    Ask for a 'Hatian Divorce' – it used to be on the menu at now-closed The Beagle. You can't get this drink anywhere else!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorstApril 5, 2012
    Loving the wallpaper and mirror placement in the bathroom lol. Great drinks too.
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PhamJune 30, 2014
    Try the Aries Era if you want to avoid the taste of alcohol!
  • Jacob R.
    Jacob RosenbergFebruary 2, 2016
    Fantastic cocktails in a great speakeasy space.
  • 🏄Mike R.
    🏄Mike RichJune 30, 2012
    got to get a reservation..but the mescal drinks are crazy..very reasonable for the vibe
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KellyFebruary 20, 2015
    Very cool speakeasy. Check out the virtual tour before you go! Read more
  • Kirsten P.
    Kirsten PowerNovember 10, 2011
    No one has mentioned the awesome popcorn! Ask for the popcorn, you won't regret it.
  • Asha C.
    Asha C.October 15, 2010
    An absolute gem of a place. Just tell the bartenders what u like and they'll make u something fabulous. Trust.
  • Alain D.
    Alain DewaelMay 13, 2013
    Great place, try the Martinez, a great gin cocktail
  • ConnecTheWorld
    ConnecTheWorldJuly 28, 2014
    One of the true Hidden Gems in NYC! This is between the best hidden bars in New York. To discover the others, click on the link. Read more
  • Linds P.
    Linds PantherDecember 28, 2011
    Make a reservation to get a table, or stand in the kitchen-style bar area in the back.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KSeptember 13, 2015
    Cutest underground place. Velvet walls. Bomb drinks. Get it son.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilAugust 10, 2011
    Amazing cocktails, but almost *too* romantic. Be prepared to make out with your companion.
  • Steve R.
    Steve RossOctober 14, 2016
    Expect to be waitlisted for 30 to 60 minutes. Petite Abeille next door is a nice spot to wait.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 21, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The best cocktail speakeasy now doing Tiki drinks. The blackstrap rum mixed with pineapple, Campari, bitters, and other treats served over a big ice rock tasted like refreshing molasses goodness.
  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LandauNovember 20, 2012
    Ask for the modern love. Not on the menu but it's delicious!
  • Bernhard Y.
    Great cocktails list, take your time and choose.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HakimiMarch 11, 2016
    Good, overpriced drinks. Nice atmosphere, although the couches are took far apart.
  • Oskar M.
    Oskar MagnussonAugust 17, 2015
    Amazing cocktails and great staff
  • Charles-Axel P.
    The Airmail is not on the menu anymore but if you ask for it they'll gladly make it. Rhum + Lemon + Honey + Champagne. Really good!
  • Michael D.
    Michael DempseyNovember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gold Rush is good, Paper Plane is better. Can't miss with any of the drinks though.
  • Yoni Z.
    Yoni ZloczewskiAugust 24, 2015
    Annoying to get in but a cool spot if you go earlier and keep your group small
  • Bastian W.
    Bastian WidmerMay 28, 2014
    A joy to watch the barkeeper at work! wonderful speakeasy atmosphere!
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoApril 11, 2015
    Super intimate, great cocktail options.
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDAugust 16, 2011
    Feels like a legit speakeasy. Drinks can get a little $$, but a really great time
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetFebruary 8, 2012
    Ring doorbell, quiet door downstairs, cosy lounge #getamen
  • Katie H.
    Katie HanNovember 5, 2010
    The Sleepyhead is a ginger lover's dream. Order the chocolates, absinthe one is awesome
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fort Knox and Gold Rush drinks. Heaven. Stand in the kitchen to watch them make drinks- better than having a table!
  • Azzam K.
    Azzam KamalMay 29, 2015
    Good crowd a great staff and amazing drinks.
  • Noah L.
    Noah LucasJanuary 20, 2012
    When you find it, ring the doorbell. Relax and enjoy a Gold Rush or Amber Old-Fashioned.
  • Konstantinos C.
    Konstantinos ChantzisJanuary 22, 2015
    OMG.You have to visit this place.wonderful speak easy bar.back to 1930....
  • Rishad T.
    Rishad TobaccowalaSeptember 22, 2014
    Order any drink from the spicy page.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 13, 2015
    Tricky to get here, but if you're lucky it will be worth it
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember the Maine. Perfect if you like sweet Manhattans.
  • Sungwoo B.
    Sungwoo BangMay 13, 2016
    very interesting cocktails, and friendly staff.
  • Natasha A.
    Natasha AttalDecember 12, 2010
    Get the Rumblle if you like white rum or the Gold Rush if you like Bourbon. Amazing!
  • Samuel G.
    Samuel GozlanMarch 18, 2011
    Ask for anything you feel like, they can do it! Custom-made drinks are great.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    A cool, intimate little speakeasy with great cocktails.
  • Kristina P.
    Kristina ParkJune 13, 2016
    The best old fashioned! 👌🏼👌🏼
  • Nir R.
    Nir RachmelAugust 6, 2013
    Definitely worth the wait. Atmosphere is amazing !
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Need a refreshing tequilla drink? Try the Mexican Firing Squad Special with lime juice, grenadine, bitters, and club soda.
  • Christina L.
    Christina LuAugust 8, 2014
    It's where I bring my dates to show off and scare them why there aren't any signs but ~ring the bell~
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YOctober 30, 2015
    Paper Plane (often off-menu, but they make it by request!)
  • Wil W.
    Wil WongNovember 20, 2012
    try the Dulcinea, the Philadelphia Story, the Champs-Élysées. Excellent outdoor seating before 10PM.
  • josie c.
    josie chenMarch 18, 2016
    Intimate environment, dim light, no food, but drink is good.
  • Alefiyah
    AlefiyahDecember 24, 2011
    Call ahead and make a reservation. Wait for them to open the door.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HashaJanuary 24, 2014
    Door experience was a tad foppish, but the cocktails were worth it.
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie DePreteOctober 21, 2010
    Even if the bar is full, there's probably still room on the back patio so don't let them talk you out of it.
  • Lauren L.
    Lauren LachsOctober 2, 2012
    Each party gets an entire couch to themselves, with a bell to ring when you're ready for another drink.
  • GianCarlo P.
    GianCarlo PitoccoSeptember 29, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Ring the doorbell - the door is always locked. It's like Little Branch but even sexier. Order the Rumble and kick it in one of the comfy leather chairs.
  • fitginger
    fitgingerNovember 28, 2011
    So good. So good. Soo good. Had to come bk two nights in a row =)
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetFebruary 8, 2012
    For a spicy cocktail, try the Buck50 drink
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki W.March 8, 2013
    Cocktails are good but I don't get the hype. There are much better mixology spots and speakeasys in the city.
  • Damien B.
    Damien Basile 😈July 23, 2013
    There's a secret garden at this speakeasy that only fits 20 people.
  • Howcast
    HowcastSeptember 21, 2011
    Had a bit too much to drink last night? Don't worry, check out this video on how to cure a hangover. http://ow.ly/6B7Mz
  • Deniz C.
    Deniz CicekApril 22, 2010
    make sure to check out the wallpapers closely and get a box of Paul's chocolate to go with your cocktail!
  • Rent the Runway
    Rent the RunwayApril 27, 2011
    Don't be fooled. Ring the door bell and order the Gold Rush. You'll be feeling pretty official.
  • Ben K.
    Of course the best cocktail on the menu is called "Philadelphia Story"
  • Montres H.
    Montres HendersonNovember 10, 2012
    Try that blueberry rumble tumble. Oh! It's to die for!
  • Crystal Z.
    Crystal ZhengJanuary 26, 2013
    Get the Bamboo if you want something with a refreshing aroma yet has a complex taste.
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie D'AgataMarch 1, 2013
    Loved the Pom Collins and Late Night Reviver
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuOctober 25, 2014
    Speakeasy with nice couches and terrific service
  • Darrick C.
    Darrick ChanAugust 9, 2014
    Leave your number and go ti dinner or wait at Rye down the street.
  • J.M. S.
    J.M. SaponaroNovember 3, 2015
    One of the best speakeasy in NYC
  • Eric G.
    Eric GreeneMarch 10, 2012
    They are a bunch of pretentious douchebags. From the door guy to the bartender, i.e. mixologist. Get a life guys.
  • Jarrett N.
    Jarrett NolanNovember 11, 2011
    Try the Old Cuban if you like aged rum.
  • M W.
    M WApril 14, 2012
    Warning! The strong drinks are extremely strong!
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CaseyJuly 29, 2011
    Be sure to check out the wall paper in the bath room.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LeeJuly 15, 2015
    Order the bees knees it's the bomb
  • Teddy
    TeddyAugust 4, 2016
    Try the 10 Gallon Hat and let me know what you think
  • Sujay S.
    Sujay ShahJune 2, 2012
    Try the Tiffany cocktail. Not on the menu
  • Angelica
    AngelicaSeptember 18, 2014
    I loved the Fedora drink but the Haitian Divorce wasn't too far off
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongApril 7, 2012
    great date spot. they will be impressed.
  • Michael T.
    Ask for the Tiffany Cocktail.
  • EsuNYC ..
    EsuNYC .December 23, 2011
    Pimm's Punch, El Diablo, and the Julep are my favorites
  • Azzam K.
    Azzam KamalMay 29, 2015
    Amazing and friendly staff!
  • Nima A.
    Nima AmeriNovember 7, 2011
    Make sure you have a reservation or they won't let you in!
  • Maksim A.
    Maksim AlipovOctober 13, 2015
    Famous. Just to visit for cocktails
  • Erik S.
    Erik S.April 11, 2012
    Try the El Diablo. Simply awesome!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SandemanFebruary 16, 2014
    Great drinks but oh so disappointing service from the host. Poor communication, unable to deliver upon the expectations that he set...simply put, false promises.
  • Sylvia K.
    Sylvia KincsesDecember 15, 2014
    Don't be late- they are always booked and you might lose a cozy spot
  • Devin M.
    Devin MaloneyDecember 2, 2010
    Amber old fashioned - best old fashioned I've ever had, hands down.
  • Taylor
    TaylorMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    De La Louisiane is a sazerac incognito. Very good.
  • James P.
    James PetranikJuly 16, 2015
    My favorite speakeasy in New York.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CacaceMay 11, 2011
    Grapefruit collins is a new seasonal drink - highly recommended!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhJanuary 13, 2015
    All I can say is "woah" to the American Trilogy & the Andean Dusk
  • D O.
    D OAugust 7, 2014
    Great bar but hard to get in
  • David S.
    David SouthMay 23, 2012
    If you launch, this is the place to go!
  • Lyndsie H.
    Lyndsie HarrisFebruary 27, 2016
    Everything. This place is amazing
  • Sinan O.
    Sinan OncelerSeptember 11, 2015
    A nice speakeasy bar like a train compartment
  • Zohray
    ZohrayJuly 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bramble is the perfect summer drink
  • Diane C.
    Diane ChienSeptember 19, 2011
    The garden is romantic when there aren't too many people. :)
  • Derek H.
    Derek HallidayJanuary 15, 2011
    Check out the great wallpaper... closely. Head to the bathroom if you need a hint.
  • Kathleen A.
    Kathleen ArangoJune 19, 2011
    The old cuban is fantasic. Delicious and refreshing.
  • Alexandra D.
    Alexandra DaoMay 26, 2011
    Fantastic drinks, and check out the wallpaper.
  • Imran M.
    Imran MalekMarch 19, 2016
    Cocktails,atmosphere,service
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaAugust 11, 2014
    old fashion is under rated.. have a few!
  • Piya
    PiyaApril 5, 2013
    Try the pom collins...slurrp! elderflower
  • James J.
    James JAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the pioneer cocktail
  • Kunal T.
    Kunal TandonNovember 21, 2011
    Check out the wallpaper but don't stare for too long at the risk of coming across as creepy.
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJune 3, 2010
    The New Yorker Highball is absolutely deliciously refreshing!
  • Kate K.
    Kate KSeptember 30, 2016
    Their cocktails are fine, but but not original. Nothing on their menu was something I hadn't seen before.
  • Rafa M.
    Rafa MayaNovember 15, 2014
    Best speakeasy drinks!
  • Meredith D.
    Meredith DeeryApril 30, 2014
    The gold rush is on point.
  • Matteo D.
    Matteo DepaloJune 1, 2013
    Try the Gold Rush, wow!
  • Robbie C.
    Robbie CluttonMay 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best cocktails in NY so far.
  • John S.
    John SampognaJuly 1, 2011
    Make sure you order something REALLY cool :) #toocoolforschool
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn CampbellDecember 28, 2012
    Music here is unreal!!
  • Hee Jung R.
    Hee Jung RyuJanuary 11, 2016
    Bartender choice cocktail is awesome.
  • MoCan
    MoCanNovember 26, 2016
    Cocktails...
  • Yon L.
    Yon LamFebruary 17, 2011
    Windy City Highball is delish. Light but tasty.
  • rob z.
    rob zandApril 27, 2014
    San Luis cup is excellent.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KonenSeptember 13, 2014
    Fantastic cocktails.
  • Leigh F.
    Leigh FerreiraNovember 28, 2009
    This is the perfect date spot. Men, take note. :-)
  • Richie C.
    Richie CApril 16, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the eye candy having a good time.
  • Brandon G.
    Brandon GerenaJuly 13, 2009
    great after work spot for a sophisticated beverage. best on rainy days. can't wait to go back.
  • ahmad r.
    ahmad rosaOctober 7, 2015
    Wihh.. cool.. I want to try Read more
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PlaineJune 2, 2016
    It looks better in pictures. A bit underwhelmed. They don't serve vodka based drinks.
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra MJanuary 4, 2015
    awesome cocktails
  • Julian C.
    Julian CounihanOctober 22, 2014
    Speakeasy's jumped the shark and ended up here
  • Acacia G.
    Acacia Graddy-GamelJune 29, 2012
    The Captains Blood is delicious.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PApril 3, 2012
    reservation only available Sun to Tue night.
  • Patricia G.
    Patricia GarciaAugust 20, 2010
    We are schvitzing like a chazerai- please invest in AC or provide squeeze and breeze pleeeease!!!
  • Alex H.
    Alex HolzAugust 13, 2010
    Gold rush is can't miss. Just don't blame me for the bill when you drink five of them.
  • dorothy
    dorothyApril 13, 2009
    buzz into this tucked away speakeasy and you'll feel like you stepped into someone's (Prohibition-era) living room. Try the refreshing Rumble.
  • Nikki W.
    Nikki W.March 8, 2013
    Cocktails at
  • Matthew W.
    Matthew WeinbergFebruary 20, 2011
    Order the Penicillin. Great drink.
  • EsuNYC ..
    EsuNYC .March 16, 2016
    The private sofas!
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin ShyongJuly 9, 2013
    Backyard garden closes at 10pm
  • Kate G.
    Kate GoldJanuary 5, 2011
    Great bar to take a date!
  • A S.
    A SJuly 14, 2014
    Nice, cozy ambiance...
  • Jillian
    JillianMarch 18, 2015
    Let the bartender surprise you!
  • Dylan C.
    Dylan CaseyJuly 29, 2011
    The south side Ricky is awesome.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsJune 11, 2010
    best unknown drink there... the shaunna. Ginger madness...
  • Mona D.
    Mona DMay 23, 2014
    All about the Garden Paloma
  • Bobby N.
    Bobby NooromidJanuary 6, 2013
    If you're willing to wait a bit for them to call you when a table opens up, a solid back-up option in the meantime is Petite Abeille, which is the Belgian bar/restaurant two doors down.
  • Klaus L.
    Klaus LilandFebruary 21
    Whiskey Business and in bloom!!
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JJune 16, 2013
    Speakeasy. But quietly.
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayJuly 20, 2012
    Good "date" spot.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JamesAugust 5, 2011
    Great outdoor space!
  • Gosha K.
    Gosha KhuchuaJune 24, 2010
    Great date spot if you like her!
  • Eric G.
    Eric GreeneMarch 10, 2012
    I have been to 10 other mixology bars in the city and no one behaved like the assholes in this place. Never go here. The drinks suck too.
  • Pet S.
    Pet SApril 19, 2012
    For a good time, pull the chain.
  • Mitchell
    MitchellDecember 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the naughty wallpaper in the toilets...
  • Charlie P.
    Charlie PaceJanuary 28, 2011
    Try the fort Knox. Incredible!
  • Donald K.
    Donald KorohMarch 23, 2011
    All you need is a Philadelphia Story.
  • Kate K.
    Kate KSeptember 30, 2016
    Nothing on their menu was something I hadn't seen before. Wasn't particularly original, and the service was subpar.
  • Bip A.
    Bip AmericaApril 7, 2015
    Nice place
  • Camilla C.
    Camilla CFebruary 15, 2014
    no standing around here... which is just fine by me.
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizMay 7, 2013
    Bring Chip
  • Carl-Adam S.
    Carl-Adam ScheeleOctober 17, 2015
    Good place
  • Kate K.
    Kate KSeptember 30, 2016
    Bad at custom drinks, and very particular about their rules. Wouldn't come back.
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetFebruary 8, 2012
    Southside Ricki is a nice last cocktail before bedtime...
  • Brian B.
    Brian BilboMarch 10, 2016
    Get La Reforma
  • Deena L.
    Deena LeighMay 18, 2012
    Cool wallpaper in the bathrooms!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AmendolaAugust 15, 2010
    Old Cuban is the best drink in the house
  • Ben H.
    Ben HarveyFebruary 24, 2012
    Grumpy Belgian at door!
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BulgerOctober 15, 2010
    Unreal and delicious!
  • DAVID D.
    DAVID DANESHDecember 20, 2011
    great place to "make a move"
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaMarch 26, 2014
    Third degree
  • Hemant H.
    Hemant HansdaMarch 4, 2011
    Post new message from mentions page :)Hope it will work ....
  • Mariana L.
    Mariana LFebruary 27, 2010
    Smoke and Mirrors cocktail...potent and perfect for the location Read more
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.November 29, 2010
    Check out the wallpaper in the restrooms.
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioMay 20, 2011
    Posh speakeasy
  • Erica D.
    Erica DJune 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect ice cubes.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiamantMarch 18, 2010
    it's not on the menu, but ask for the El Diablo.
  • Omar
    OmarDecember 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great speak easy in the 20s Read more
  • Will B.
    Will BartonAugust 6, 2010
    Try the rumble
  • naveen
    naveenMarch 3, 2009
    evocative of a different era
  • Troy S.
    Troy StanleyJanuary 14, 2010
    Inman international party - great day Brad
  • Chris H.
    Chris HarrisSeptember 9, 2009
    Check-in before going in. There's no iPhone reception inside.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GreeneJuly 2, 2014
    Hear it sucks
  • Michael S.
    Michael SquashicMarch 12, 2010
    Pernod absinthe
  • Mari S.
    Mari SheibleyMarch 6, 2009
    Try the Gold Rush. It's delicious!
  • Nanaenay
    NanaenayMay 23, 2009
    I love the cord!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchwartzMarch 13, 2009
    Goto Raines Lawroom for a drink
  • Gianni B.
    Gianni BOctober 28, 2011
    Las mesas están separadas por cortinas y tienen timbre especial para llamar al mozo! Excelente ambientación y buenos precios. La bebida imperdible SLEEPYHEADS.
  • Aabbcc
    AabbccApril 21, 2014
    Самые вкусные и необычные коктейли в Нью-Йорке
  • Márcio Guilhermy (.
    Excelente lugar !!!
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