It might seem silly to go to a speakeasy and not drink alcohol, but considering Prohibition ended in 1933, speakeasies are silly in general. But Angel’s Share is so pleasant that the whole unmarked door thing is irrelevant. There’s no standing room in the mural-covered bar, which is hidden on the second floor of a Japanese restaurant in the East Village, but the booths and bar seats are both ideal for dates. The tuxedoed bartenders serve phenomenal mixed drinks, like one a gin and tonic with olive oil, as well as some non-alcohol options like one with Seedlip, rosemary, and egg white.
Where we've featured it
More spots in East VillageSee more
Otto’s Tacos is a casual East Village taco place with a simple menu, homemade tortillas, and much-needed West Coast flavor.
A fun, reasonable little spot for sake and small plates Japanese. So what if it's not the best restaurant in town?
Amor y Amargo
Amor y Amargo is a standing-room-only cocktail bar in the East Village that focuses on drinks made with bitters.
Suggested by our writers
Maison Premiere is the coolest place in Williamsburg to eat oysters and drink cocktails.
Karasu is a Japanese speakeasy/izakaya you find by going through the back door of Walter’s in Fort Greene. Go for cocktails and fried chicken.
If you absolutely want to go drink at a speakeasy, Attaboy (on the Lower East Side) is one of the best options.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more