9. There’s a Back Room of The Back Room in the Lower East Side

The Back Room speakeasy

The Back Room, located on 102 Norfolk Street, is one of New York City’s most famous speakeasy cocktail bars. It’s well known today, but it also served as an actual speakeasy bar in the early 1900’s. In fact, it’s one of only two left in New York City that operated during Prohibition.

The back of The Back Room is the secret space where New Yorkers could order alcohol out of teacups. The room is dressed as if it were still the 1920s, featuring Prohibition memorabilia and furniture that looks like it was plucked right out of The Great Gatsby.