Name aside, the place is cool and very popular with the glitterati of NYC. Enter an unassuming pawn shop, pretend you’re shopping for a vintage handbag/guitar/ loadsa gold and when no one’s looking dive through the door at the back into this swanky speakeasy.
Don’t be fooled, there’s no second hand junk in here, on the contrary it’s incredibly lavish with a pearl chandelier, animal hair walls, metallic flowers and a lot of shiny surfaces. Set over two floors, with a sweeping staircase and high ceilings, this joint (aside from its hidden entrance) is anything but your average speakeasy.
Almost always rammed full of hot and handsome New Yorkers, it is the place to come and drink in this buzzing city. Just be warned, if you wanna hang with the big boys, then you’ve gotta spend like them too. The drinks aren’t cheap and the modern tapas style menu even less so, but you can pick up a free glass of pink Champagne in the bathroom which makes up for it. Drink cocktails: BarChick liked the Bitter Secretariat with Woodford Reserve bourbon, Fernet Branca, Thomaso’s Sour Mix, mint and ginger beer, or keep it simple with a Dark Chocolate Velvet, their version of a Black Velvet.
Now you either have one of two choices: pay the bill, or pawn your watch. Or splash out, and add a golden guitar to the bill.