5. Garfunkel’s, 67 Clinton St.

Garfunkel's, one of the many hidden bars in NYC
Photo by Alix Piorun

The low-light small space and blunt presentation of the popular Prohibition aesthetic at Garfunkel’s gets right what many try for but fail: a believably old-timey room where the thematic presentation both feels transportive and instills the customer with confidence that the cocktails really are worth $18.