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Raines Law Room

48 W. 17th St., New York, NY 10011 40.738521 -73.993766
nr. Fifth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Scene: After Work, Outdoor Area, Romantic, Singles Scene
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Mon-Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 5pm-3am; Sun, 7pm-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; 1, 2, 3 at 14th St.; F, M at 14th St.

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American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This speakeasy in Chelsea is named for an 1896 law meant to curb New Yorkers’ liquor consumption. Past a door buzzer and a discerning host is the windowless space, which just about nails a sumptuous twenties vibe (Chesterfield furniture, turn-of-the-century wall hangings, and a few bona fide antiques sprinkled in) despite the odd garish touch (the blinding tin ceiling; a wallpaper panel displaying a cheesy flapper-silhouette montage). The cocktail list comes courtesy of Meaghan Dorman and is packed full of perfectly mixed numbers like the Garden Paloma (tequila, jalapeño agave, Perrier, grapefruit and a pinch of salt). You’ll have to arrive early to land one of the private tables surrounded by velvet couches and black gauze curtains: each comes equipped with a wall buzzer to call your waitress when you need her and keep her at bay when you don’t.

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