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While not technically a speakeasy, everything about Happy Be seems like a secret. To enter this new rooftop cocktail bar on the border of Soho, Tribeca, and Chinatown, you’ll have to walk by a bunch of art galleries in Cortlandt Alley and enter a side door in the Walker Hotel. Once you make it to the top of the elevator, you’ll see hidden banquettes, private nooks, and flourishing plant beds that wrap around the bar. If you’re not too confused, stop by for a drink made with kombu-infused rye whiskey or pineapple-moringa tea here. Happy Be is open from 5-11pm, Tuesday-Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.