1. Le Boudoir
Below Chez Moi eatery, there’s a secret tunnel that leads to a cocktail bar modelled after Marie Antoinette’s ornate chambers. Slide into one of the booths to savour drinks such as the Cornelia, made with tequila, jalapeno-infused mezcal, corn puree, lime juice, basil oil and agave.
135 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, boudoirbk.com
Gain entry by ringing the bell on the unmarked door near a window with a M&H Tailors Alterations sign. The menu-less bar has been recognized by The World’s 50 Best Bars for libations crafted to individual tastes.
134 Eldridge St., Manhattan, attaboy.us
Located in a former medical office, this Japanese eatery serves sakes, Asian-inspired cocktails and has a full food menu. Enter through a door behind Walter’s, a restaurant run by the same owners.
166 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, karasubk.com
Head to the phone booth at the back of Crif Dogs and dial 1 to access bartender Jim Meehan’s speakeasy. An acronym for Please Don’t Tell, the 12-year-old operation is known for its sophisticated cocktails.
113 St. Marks Pl., Manhattan, pdtnyc.com
Behind a coffee supply storefront facade, this art deco-inspired barroom (named after the alcohol-banning 18th Amendment) is where managers Joseph Boroski and Brendan Bartley create bespoke cocktails tailored to your spirit preferences. There’s also a seasonal menu that currently includes creative drinks such as the Ice Ice Coffee, the bar’s version of a martini espresso.
134 Ninth Ave., Manhattan, the18throom.com