We all know Five Guys, a filthy, tasty and cheap fast food burger joint. But this isn’t the kinda place you take a table…so, why has the Five Guys on Bleecker been bringing in such a good-looking crowd these days? In short: The Garrett. You’ll feel like a mischievous school kid trying to find this place; sneak past the kitchen, through the secret door and up the staircase to discover this chic little hot spot.
You’re totally allowed to feel a bit smug for finding it; you’d be surprised how many fail. The bare brick walls are covered with mismatched picture frames and hourglasses and candles cover the counters - think typical NYC shabby chic complete with an unfunctioning fireplace. A giant skylight gives this speakeasy a New York loft vibe, something rare to find in the cramped confines of Manhattan. Not chilling out West? There's also The Garrett East and The Garrett Nolita to seek out.
The cocktails are delicious at this well-stocked watering hole. Get chatting with the friendly barkeeps - they'll come up with a drink based on your favourite spirit and how your day's going - and soon you'll find yourself knocking back shots after hours. This place is prime date material; if you took us here you’d be in the running for a second date.