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Employees Only

4.3 (2,327) $$$$ $$$$ Bar, Continental, Eastern European


Summary: Hidden NYC bar with lively fun and quality food.

Established in 2004, Employees Only started as a New York City speakeasy that quickly gained notoriety for its energetic atmosphere and high-quality food and drinks. Tucked away in the West Village, this venue is a product of former hospitality workers with a passion for creating a unique, convivial space. The decor is a nod to Art Deco, with wood paneling and soft backlighting adding to the old-world charm. The menu is inspired by Central and Eastern European flavors, offering dishes like crispy skate paprikás with spätzle and a Serbian charcuterie platter with standout chicken liver pâté. The cocktail list is as inventive as it is extensive, making Employees Only a must-visit for both its drinks and its welcoming vibe.


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510 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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