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The Back Room

102 Norfolk St, East Village, New York City, NY 10002-3310
+1 212-228-5098
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By far one of the highlights of my trip to NYC. I’m a big lover of a speakeasy and prohibition era... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Monday's in NYC!

We Always end up dancing to live jazz on Monday nights as Sonia s we are in New York! Svetlana's... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
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102 Norfolk St, East Village, New York City, NY 10002-3310
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the highlights of my trip to NYC. I’m a big lover of a speakeasy and prohibition era so coming across this I knew I could not skip it, and wow I’m glad I didn’t. We took the subway down to the...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We Always end up dancing to live jazz on Monday nights as Sonia s we are in New York! Svetlana's with her jazzy voice and the absinthe drinks in coffee cups are a perfect choice for the end of a gorgeous Monday night!

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We needed a bar that took reservations for nine after a Broadway show, and the Back Room was fantastic. Although they were very busy, they held our reservations and the service was excellent. It had a unique ambiance - drinking out of tea cups! You...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. They serve you cocktail in teacups and give you the bears in brown papel bags. The decor is beautiful. The entrance is kind of ugly but when you pass by the door everything is different. Great atmosphere.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A kind of difficult to find, but you should go!! It's a great speakeasy. Cocktail served in tea cups. Good people and environment, just a little expensive.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We found this place quite easily using google maps. We walked from China town and didn't have any issues in locating it. There is also a metro pretty much outside it. We went on a Monday night at about 8pm and walked straight in. There...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This place really does transport you back in time. It is very dark inside and drinks are served in tea cups which really adds to the prohibition feel. Definitely worth a visit!

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, drinks are served in tea cups (prohibition). There are definitely bars with better cocktails but due to the interior and style of this back room bar it is a "must to do" when visiting the east village.

Thank Pen11Den
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Back Room is a unique cocktail experience in New York City. To get to this speakeasy, you have to walk down a dimly lit alley outside which can be a creepy. I probably won’t have gone if I wasn’t with my husband because it...More

1  Thank Priya S
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Back Room provided a neat glimpse into prohibition times. The entrance is unassuming and tucked away down an alley. Upon entering you take a step back in time with velvet wall coverings, Victorian style furnishings and low lighting. Drinks are served in tea cups...More

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Jacquelyn A
24 January 2018|
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No reservation and no fee to get in, just a password! I’ve often found them on their Facebook page or emailed them. :)
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We walked straight in, they didn’t ask for any ID and we weren’t the best dressed. We were smart casual (think my bf was wearing trainers). My one tip is to try to reserve a seat, all the tables were reserved when we went so... More
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