Nestled in the heart of the Flatiron district, Raines Law Room is one of our favorite speakeasies, and easy to miss, unless you know what you are looking for. A small black door marks their entrance, and on a street that is mostly business, not pleasure, it is truly an unexpected delight. You’re either given entry based on the number in your party, or you’re asked to leave a phone number, if, as is often the case, the bar is full.
If you want to avoid long wait times, check out Raines Law Room closer to 5pm, when they open. Their beautiful space, top-notch offerings, and moderate noise level, make it the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Raines Law Room, 48 W 17th Street
Photos by William Taylor, text by Amelia Whitworth © Fashion IQ, 2014