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Speakeasy

Employees Only

134 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
If it’s Monday night or there’s a blizzard happening and you just want to see other humans, head to Employees Only. It’s always packed, no matter what, and there’s a tarot card reader when you walk in. The cocktails are beautiful, served in big glasses with gorgeous garnishes like candied ginger, pink peppercorns, and basil everywhere. Stay for the chicken soup. You read that right. At 3:30 am, they make chicken soup for the entire bar, and then they send you on your way. It’s an iconic hospitality move that’s only theirs. If you’ve been drinking for three, four hours, their chicken soup will make your hangover bearable.
Giuseppe
Giuseppe
February 16, 2017

Tips from locals

Sam
Sam
September 22, 2019
Classic 1950s era speakeasy. Come here for drinks. Easy to miss, entrance right on Hudson. Order one of the classics: Manhattan, Martini, Negroni. Exceptional bartenders.
Michael
Michael
September 19, 2019
Inventive drinks are poured at this retro-looking, Prohibition-style bar.
Jo
Jo
September 14, 2019
Local favorite, have a psychic session before imbibing and after, you can drown all her prophecies with some delicious cocktails.
Amanda
Amanda
May 21, 2019
Probably one of the very best cocktail bars in the whole city and one of the original speakeasies, you will not be disappointed with a visit here. Also look for the logo tattooed on all the bartenders' wrists (yes, they take it that seriously).
Arlo NoMad
Arlo NoMad
May 01, 2019
Inventive drinks are poured at this retro-looking, Prohibition-style bar.
Location
510 Hudson St
Manhattan, NY 10014
Phone+1 212-242-3021
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesDinner
Reservations
Yes
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating
No
Wifi
No
Menus
Dinner
Drinks
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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