Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 4 a.m.
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.
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.)
A classic Manhattan served in a teacup.
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.