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.
For a city that has such a vast list of secret drinking dens, they can’t all be high brow. We have so many speakeasies picked to visit each trip to New York that we’ve had to become quite selective with where to stay and spend at least $17 a cocktail.
It’s not every day you get to relive a magical experience in a whole new way. When we heard that The Cauldron (which was originally just a tiny pop up bar in NYC for a limited time) was now upping the ante and creating a new master potions class, Potion Making 2.0, we jumped at the chance to experience it first!
If you’re looking to find the best NYC Speakeasy, you’ve come to the right place. The Big Apple is famous for having a growing number of speakeasies and hidden bars. Here are 12 of our favorites!
Little Branch NYC Speakeasy leaves much open to your imagination, the name revealing no hint of what you will find hidden below the door jutting off the corner of two streets meeting. The door gives nothing away as it is only marked by a tiny metal placard inscribed “Little Branch” letting you at least know you’ve found the right place if you knew where to look to begin with.
Originally located in London, this bar is themed from all of our favorite fantasy realms. Though not affiliated with any individual brand, lovers of Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings, Aaronovitch’s River of London, or our personal favorite, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter will all gaze in wonder at the experience which is The Cauldron.
Le Boudoir, a Brooklyn Secret bar tucked away beneath a charming French restaurant in Brooklyn Heights, is here to seduce you back to a time of opulence, hierarchy, and guillotines.