After dinner (check out my previous post Ageha Sushi) we took a walk around the neighborhood and stumbled upon… a square dance in Bryant Park? Who knew there was some country in the City.
Imagine going out in the “Roaring Twenties”, oh what fun it must be to get all dolled up then sneak around for a drink! According to their website, The Back Room Bar is one of the speakeasies in New York City that operated during the Prohibition era. The place is hidden, of course, so it was confusing as to where to enter. But the bouncers saved the day. I thought it was odd that these guys were standing there but then one guy asked in a deep-confident-voice, “the Back Room?”. Ah, yes. So as we entered we were greeted by an unfriendly and creepy guy in the alleyway asking us to be quiet. Hmmm, ok. So we continued on quietly. Bam! When I opened the door to the bar, boy was it loud.
We decided to go with the signature drinks. Sorry I forgot their fancy names, but one with honey, OJ, vodka, and yeah. It was a refreshing drink. The other drink was Jack with I want to say honey again because BOY it was sweet! After a few sips it tasted like cough syrup, Lil Wayne would be a fan. I also think it made me sick the next day. As you can see the drinks were served in tea cups and beers bottles were served in brown paper bags. Hot socks!
I was complaining about the Lychee Martini during dinner not being strong, well ou weee here it goes in tea cups.
Ah right, the sunny one down there is called the Bee’s Knees.
Apparently, Bee’s Knee means the best and it was a popular phrase in the 20’s.
It was a bit crowded, loud, dark, and a mixed of interesting crowd. The place was small, the decor was a 1920’s vintage look, and there were tables and couch seats. The comfy looking couch seats were all taken so we stood near the DJ booth.
It was a little odd to stand there and hang with tea cups (with liquor) in hand. But, hey it was kind of cat’s pajamas.
Where did U go last night?
102 Norfolk St
New York, New York 10002
212 – 228 – 5098
Between Delancey St & Rivington St in Lower East Side