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Speak Low

81 Washington St. , below Rice restaurant , Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.701908 -73.989648
at Front St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-222-1569 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Bar Food, Lounge, Neighborhood Bar, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar, Romantic, Singles Scene, Theme, Whiskey Bar

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Nearby Subway Stops

F at York St.; A, C at High St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Named for a dark show tune about the pains of distant love in the Bowery's hardscrabble heyday, Speak Low delivers more charm than one would expect from a basement room tucked underneath a chain restaurant. Nearly every element of its design suggests a heavily filtered strain of exotic Eastern collage. Sparse light, spread through paper-screen partitions, paints the walls a deep amber; the dim-lit nooks subtly suggest that conversations would be best held in a careful whisper. Speak Low's menu spills over with a surfeit of upstairs appetizers as well as cocktails that utilize locally grown ingredients. It’s a tranquil, spotless parlor bearing nary a touch of camp.