The last time speakeasy-style dens became coveted in New York City was around 2007, when PDT, aka Please Don’t Tell, launched in the East Village and kicked off a spate of new bars with increasingly elaborate hidden entrances. Today, there’s no sign this genre of bars emphasizing craft cocktails — and the Edison lightbulbs, live music, and discreet entrances — is going away. Perhaps the throwback to the Prohibition-era establishments never went out of vogue, but luckily, they’re less ostentatious, more chill, and most importantly, serving outstanding cocktails. Here’s where to hide while nursing a drink in the city.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More