• Critics’ Pick
  • The Back Room

  • 102 Norfolk St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 212-228-5098
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Don’t even think about getting access to the hidden back room of gorgeous copper ceilings and Art Nouveau knick-knacks unless you’re friends with the owners. Instead, simply enjoy the main room, a speakeasy of sorts with the faux façade of a toy store. The giant fireplace and mirrored bar are leftovers from former occupant Lansky Lounge, but owner Johnny B. has added period-perfect chandeliers, velvet paisley wallpaper, tin ceilings, a candlestick phone, and sundry Victoriana. Booze is served in teacups, a throwback to clandestine drinking during Prohibition. As a blast from the more recent past, this hot spot mixes weekend D.J.s and live jazz Mondays with the staff’s own genre and decade-spanning favorites during the week.
  • Hours:

    Sun-Thu, 7pm-3am Fri-Sat, 7:30pm-4am

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Features

    Fireplace Theme Singles Scene Lounge

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