New York is awash in charming, speakeasy-style underground lounges, and Raines Law Room is another beautiful, velvet-lined, fancy-wallpapered drop in the flood. It could be worse, though, couldn't it? Ring a doorbell to gain entry (it's small and they don't take reservations, so you may be told to wait elsewhere until a spot frees up), and then enjoy fancy cocktails mixed by a Milk & Honey alum in the ornate and tin-ceilinged subterranean haunt. Buzzers at each private booth bring bartenders to your table to take drink orders, and a fully stocked "bar kitchen" (rather than an actual bar) is where they'll make them. A backyard garden opens up in the spring, for more open-air enjoyment.
Also, for the history buffs out there: The Raines Law was originally intended to curb liquor consumption (by banning its sale on Sundays, for example). Heh. Kind of like the Jake Walk in its reappropriation of old-timey liquor-related terms. Keep on keepin' on, NYC.
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- Appetizers Snacks
- Specialty Cocktails
- Average Drink Price
- Cross Streets
- Between Fifth and Sixth Aves.
- Public Transportation
- F, L, V to Sixth Ave. - 14th St.