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The Back Room

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102 Norfolk St, East Village, New York City, NY 10002-3310
+1 212-228-5098
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Unusual and fun evening

This place really does transport you back in time. It is very dark inside and drinks are served in... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Great atmosphere

Great atmosphere, drinks are served in tea cups (prohibition). There are definitely bars with... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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102 Norfolk St, East Village, New York City, NY 10002-3310
Lower East Side
+1 212-228-5098
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Reviewed June 2, 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!

Thank bertiejess
Reviewed March 28, 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
Reviewed March 28, 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

Thank Priya S
Reviewed March 13, 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

Thank Girlgonesouth
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

I thinks this is one of the thick boxes. Place is cool and we where lucky enough to be in a quite Saturday night(?). Not really a cocktail expert but the drinks are ok but as in every place in New York, very expensive and...More

1  Thank r16ccy
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I visited the Back Room last week and was very impressed. The hidden entrance has the perfect speakeasy vibe, and serving drinks in teacups and coffee mugs was a nice touch. The crowd was a mix of all ages.

Thank candlercook
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We found this place having done a speakeasy tour in New York. I was initially really excited at the concept and idea and who doesn't love cocktails but once we tried it was a little disappointed. This was one of three speakeasies we tried, and...More

Thank Todd_Gogol
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Set though a small backdoor, this speakeasy bar has a great intimate decor, themed around the prohibition era, this bar looks great, unfortunately the service was the complete opposite, with the bar man who served us being extremely rude and dismissive

Thank Michael-James_Lee
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Went there looking for something particular with high expectations but in the end I was not satisfied. The location is very nice, it really looks like a 1920 speakeasy with the funny tradition of serving booze in teacups but it all ends there. Cocktails were...More

Thank IcyHot
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This should be on the to-do list if you are on the lower east side. Cool vibe with the hush-hush atmosphere but you have to be quick to grab a seat. $14.00 specialty drinks were ok but worth it for the climate. Nurse Betties next...More

Thank Lou D
Lower East Side
Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving
immigrant past and its modern transformation into a
beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side
is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city.
The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience
now command top dollar for new residents. Right next
to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment
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June 16, 2016|
Response from thefoodieworld | Reviewed this property |
It's a long way. The Hilton is up near Central Park (around 57th Street) so you have 57 blocks just to get downtown to Houston Street and then it's a few blocks further south and east. Having said that, taking a Subway ride... More
April 17, 2016|
Response from kruezers | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain if it's open on Sunday, the website might tell you. It gets busy and it didn't look like anyone was taking reservations.