Hidden bars in NYC

The secret is out! A new edition of Secret New York: Hidden Bars and Restaurants is here. This comprehensive guide to the best off-the-beaten-path establishments includes a collection of more than 100 watering holes and eateries throughout NYC with amazing decor, eccentric owners, bizarre food, and more. The hidden bars in NYC included in this guide will please and astonish underground and post-industrial design buffs, refined gourmets, cocktail drinkers, world food lovers, and anyone curious enough to explore the infinite possibilities to have fun in New York. Written by Untapped New York founder Michelle Young along with journalists Hannah Frishberg and Laura Itzkowitz, the book contains stunning photography by Untapped New York CEO Augustin Pasquet and photographer Alix Piorun. Here, we handpicked 10 of the most exciting hidden spots in Manhattan straight from the book to give you a sneak peek of what’s inside! Stay tuned for more upcoming lists of hidden bars in each borough!

Secret New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants

Secret New York Hidden Bars & Restaurants in NYC book cover

1. La Noxe, 315 7th Ave

La Noxe, one of the many hidden bars in NYC
Photo by Alix Piorun

A barber shop, luncheonette, music studio, and massage parlor are among the most recent former incarnations of this underground address, but it’s now so full of plush carpeting and sumptuous armchairs that the ghosts of past businesses – as well as the hustle and grime of the subway mere inches beyond the black door – feel out of sight and out of mind.