And now for something completely different: Sunshine Laundromat! Tucked away off the beaten path in Brooklyn, this dive bar brings pinball nostalgia to the forefront as the main attraction. The laid back bar doesn’t serve liquor but has many craft beers, ciders, and a frosé on tap. Unfortunately when we went the washer door you enter through was broken, but you did walk through a functioning laundromat and through a washer door to get in, very gimmicky, very fun! Be ready to lose a lot of money playing the pinball machines though, it’s addicting and you want to just hang out for hours.
The Garret West – Speakeasy Inside of FiveGuys
Looking for no tourists, no kitch, and somewhere effortlessly cool? Head to the back of this FiveGuys and disappear before everyone’s eyes as you head up the secret stairwell to Garret West. With lots of windows and skylights, this lighting in this bar is fantastic in the afternoon; something to separate this hidden bar from most dark speakeasies. The atmosphere has its own unique aesthetic, the best way to describe is chic grunge. It’s upscale yet relaxed, a perfect getaway for a good drink.
Attaboy NYC Speakeasy
Walking into Attaboy off the street feels like entering your friends sophisticated basement. This speakeasy is very laid back and neighborly. There is no menu and you’re left to the bartenders will based off what you generally like, so if you’re picky, be specific. Each drink is made with flair, and they are very strong with no snacks available so be warned!