Our Favorite NYC Speakeasies

By now you probably know that we believe in living simply.  What you may not know is that we also love a good NYC speakeasy. Live Simply, Speakeasy.  

Although we're a long way away from the 1920s when speakeasies came into being with prohibition, they're making a comeback in our nightlife culture and in our hearts.  Here's a list of our favorite underground hot spots that can be easy to overlook but are not to be missed. 

Liquorette: Located in NoLita, Liquorette is hidden in the basement of Superette, a trendy fast casual restaurant. They serve their cocktails in soda cans with miniature liquor bottles turned upside down. Try out their Mojito, served with rum and fresh mint in a sprite can. 

Sakagura: Hidden beneath an office building on 42nd street is this Japanese restaurant with an extensive sake list and small plates of Japanese delicacies. People go for the sake but stay for the food. Peter Meehan from the NYTimes recommends trying the cold soup Onsen Tamago with poached egg, sea urchin roe and salmon roe. 

Bathtub Gin: Located behind Stone Street Coffee, Bathtub Gin is like stepping into the 1920s. We recommend a cocktail called the Gin-Gin Cup, made with gin, wildflower honey, pressed ginger, lavender and sage. 

The Tippler: Anyone who visits New York knows Chelsea Market as an exciting daytime destination for exotic eats, shops, and coffee stands. But did you know there's a bar underneath that comes to life at night? If you go during the weekend, be sure to go early to avoid long lines.