2. There is a Speakeasy Hidden Behind a Bodega

Inside the bar at The Little Shop

Located on Front Street between Peck Slip and the Brooklyn Bridge overpass right near the South Street Seaport, The Little Shop is a hidden speakeasy with a front that isn’t just for show. Before you get to the cozy couches and delicious cocktails at the secret bar in the back, you first arrive at a fully-stocked bodega. The owners of The Little Shop, Philippe Boujnah, and Anna Bazhenova, saw a need for both a place where local residents could pop in to pick up necessities and a quiet, comfortable place where they could enjoy a drink.

The speakeasy in the back is meant to feel like home. All of the decor and vintage drink glasses were acquired at the Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts or from local residents! The food and drinks served at the bar are unpretentious and represent the varied cultures of New York City. The owners hope the shop will grow and evolve with the surrounding neighborhood.