A lot of bars claim to be “speakeasies.” And while none of them actually warrant that title - alcohol has been legal for a long time, guys - Please Don’t Tell is about as close as you can get to experiencing the real thing. You enter not just through the hot dog shop Crif Dogs, but through a vintage phone booth within Crif Dogs. Which means that once inside, along with the excellent cocktails, you can also enjoy a hot dog (or a few). The space is small - come with a date you’re trying to impress, and make a reservation beforehand if you can.
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