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Larry Lawrence – Underrated speakeasy

I’m hesitant to recommend a speakeasy. They were cool during Prohibition, when they were actually illegal. The concept has now been done so many times and each new bar is almost always a bad cliché. But Larry Lawrence is different. The Williamsburg bar isn’t trying to be a speakeasy. It just happens to be located through a nondescript door that leads to a long, nondescript hallway. At the other end is an underrated bar that’s actually nice, perhaps because it’s hard to find.

Come before 23:00 and you’re likely to get a seat at the bar or one of the tables on the perimeter of the huge, lofty room. Part of the unique design is a glass-enclosed indoor/outdoor smoking area overlooking the bar, so you don’t have to go all the way back out to the street to have a smoke.

Swing by early for the happy hour, daily from 18:00 – 20:00, for US$ 1 off everything from beer to wine and cocktails.

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Details about this spot



Grand Street 295, New York

Telephone number


Opening Times

18:00 - 04:00 daily


Cocktail: US$ 12


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)