134 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
If it’s Monday night or there’s a blizzard happening and you just want to see other humans, head to Employees Only. It’s always packed, no matter what, and there’s a tarot card reader when you walk in. The cocktails are beautiful, served in big glasses with gorgeous garnishes like candied ginger, pink peppercorns, and basil everywhere. Stay for the chicken soup. You read that right. At 3:30 am, they make chicken soup for the entire bar, and then they send you on your way. It’s an iconic hospitality move that’s only theirs. If you’ve been drinking for three, four hours, their chicken soup will make your hangover bearable.
510 Hudson St
Manhattan, NY 10014
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 6:00 PM
Serves the following meal typesDinner
Yes (incl. American Express)
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Tips from locals
Classic 1950s era speakeasy. Come here for drinks. Easy to miss, entrance right on Hudson. Order one of the classics: Manhattan, Martini, Negroni. Exceptional bartenders.
Local favorite, have a psychic session before imbibing and after, you can drown all her prophecies with some delicious cocktails.
Probably one of the very best cocktail bars in the whole city and one of the original speakeasies, you will not be disappointed with a visit here. Also look for the logo tattooed on all the bartenders' wrists (yes, they take it that seriously).