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A Equal Sin

DC returns to vintage form today by reviewing a new, secret bar without giving up its name or location. Classic. This bar, whose name is an anagram for 'a equal sin', has a wonderfully convoluted procedure for gaining entry:

[S]ince no secret vault is complete without a secret entrance and a secret reservation system, here?s the drill:

1. Enter through the newly renovated corner deli. Ignore the tacos and look for the door marked ?employees only.?

2. Head downstairs and walk through the kitchen. Stop when you see the lovely hostess.

3. Said hostess gives you a phone number. Head back upstairs and call to see when you can get a reservation to eat, drink, moonlight, scheme, and make merry deep into the night. If you?re lucky, they?ll invite you back down right away.

Intrigued? Want in, but don't have the patience for silly little games? We're on it. SPOILER ALERT

OK. A EQUAL SIN...let's see. If we take the L and maybe the E? No. L and A? Yes, let's try L and A. Yeah, that's it. La...what? La...Sinq? No. La...Nisquea. No, haven't heard of that place. Now wait a second. La...Es...Esqu...Esquina...La Esquina? Can this be the annoucement we've been waiting for? That the speakeasy below Corner Deli has opened?

· La Esquina [Citysearch]
· Secret Service [DailyCandy]
· Corner Deli [Thrillist]