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178 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
To get into this not-so-secret speakeasy, you have to first walk into Crif Dog, an NYC hot dog institution, then through a telephone booth. There are 35 seats, and lots of weird taxidermy. It’s tough getting in as a walk-in, so make a reservation. You can sit in the bar drinking an amazing cocktail while eating a bacon-wrapped hot dog. Try the Benton’s Old Fashioned, made with bourbon and bacon fat wash. Even if it’s not on the menu, you can always order it. They also serve a great mezcal mule with passionfruit and ginger. This is a pioneering bar in the global cocktail scene for a reason.
Tips from locals
Probably the most famous speakeasy bar in nyc. Enter through the hot dog restaurant left side phone booth opens into a very swanky cocktail lounge.
Patrons who enter through a phone booth in Crif Dogs next door sip novel cocktails in a dark space.
Most famous speakeasy in the city. Enter Crif Dogs turn left to find the telephone booth speak into it it revolves then you're inside a very swanky cocktail lounge. It is worth it.
One of the most famous speakeasy bars in the city. Go into the Crif Dogs, on left is a telephone booth, behind it is a very upscale swanky cocktail lounge. I would say it's a must do for NYC bar scene.
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Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Yes (incl. American Express)
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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