Party Earth Review Laid-back cocktail lovers interested in a true speakeasy experience need look no further than Please Don’t Tell, an intimate cocktail lounge oddly accessed through a hot dog joint. Just inside Crif Dogs, patrons still... ... read full review
113 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009
6: Astor Place-4th Avenue
Su–Th 6pm–1am, F–Sa 6pm–4am
East Village, New York –
Laid-back cocktail lovers interested in a true speakeasy experience need look no further than Please Don’t Tell, an intimate cocktail lounge oddly accessed through a hot dog joint.
Just inside Crif Dogs, patrons still in their work attire step into a vintage phone booth, press the buzzer, and announce their reservation through a cracked door before being ushered into a narrow, dimly-lit bar.
Low wood-slat ceilings, oil paintings, and a sleek mirrored bar combine to create a classy and clandestine atmosphere where young professionals huddle in four circular booths or settle in on the generous upholstered stools at the bar.
The unique cocktail menu and expertly-chosen beer and wine list go well with the deep-fried dogs and waffle fries from the Crif kitchen, adding a sense of fun to this otherwise dark and secretive den where voices are rarely raised above a whisper and those without reservations are politely turned away.
While the drinks and menu may be enticing, the eclectic clientele of business people, couples, and tourists really show up for the authentic speakeasy experience with an amusing twist – after all, not many classy joints can boast a giant suspended hot dog reading “Eat me” as their entrance.
Although reservations are a must, PDT is perfect for those in the mood for civilized conversation or a dreamy date in a cool and unique atmosphere.
After-work nine-to-fivers, young professionals, dates, tourists, and couples, late 20s to 30s.
Hot dogs and tater tots from Crif Dogs.
Menu $5+. Beer $6+, wine $10+, cocktails $15.
Business casual: jeans and heels, button-downs with dress pants, casual cotton dresses, Banana Republic, J. Crew.
Busy every day.
Café Mogador (101 St. Marks Place) offers incredible Moroccan food just steps away. They’re open late, so it’s a great post-PDT grub stop.