The Fake Gatsby

Address: 102 Norfolk Street, near Delancey Street
Phone: 212-228-5098
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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• Entryway

Look for a sign on a metal gate that reads “Lower East Side Toy Co.” Enter, go through an alley, climb a couple of metal steps to an unmarked door, and if there’s no bouncer, let yourself in.

• Décor

Victorian bordello style, with gold-and-burgundy brocade wallpaper, a mirrored bar, and velvet sofas. There’s a VIP room behind a revolving bookshelf. (But if you haven’t been invited, we don’t suggest leaning on shelves in an attempt to crash the party.)

• Specialties

A classic Manhattan served in a teacup.

• Best Bottle on Shelf

Grolsch lager, which is served in a bag to make patrons feel like they’re sneaking a sip in a real speakeasy. Could this joint get any more gimmicky? Well, maybe if it hired a dinner theater troupe to stage nightly police busts.

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