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The Garret

Bar Food

West Village

$$$$Perfect For:Impressing Out of Towners
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The Garret is a speakeasy in the sense that it’s hard to locate. To get there, you walk into the Five Guys at 7th and Bleecker, then find a hidden staircase in the back. Upstairs, there’s a casual cocktail bar with a few skylights and some windows looking out on the street. It isn’t as stuffy or expensive as some other cocktail bars, but it does get busy, and they play top-40 just a little too loud. It might feel more like college bar than expect, but it’s a good place to bring someone who’ll be impressed by a place hidden above a burger joint.

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