For access to this ersatz speakeasy, look for a sign that reads THE LOWER EAST SIDE TOY COMPANY. Pass through the gate, walk down an alleyway and up a set of stairs to find a dimly lit den fitted with a gleaming bar. Cocktails are poured into teacups, and bottled beer is brown-bagged before being served. A trick bookcase leads to the real “back room,” a VIP-only lounge.
|Venue name:||Back Room||Contact:|
102 Norfolk St
|Cross street:||between Delancey and Rivington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 7:30pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V|