Even though they’re technically no longer necessary due to the twenty-first amendment, New York City is still known for its speakeasies. And there’s one in particular I’d been wanting to go to for years: Death & Co. So when my cousin Corrie was visiting NYC, Blair, Greg and I figured it was the perfect time to stop by.
Death & Co looks like this from the outside, so it’s not strictly hidden in the way most speakeasies are. But the door is very understated, so if it weren’t for the hostess standing out front you would walk right past it.
The inside is dimly lit, with candles giving the room a warm glow.
We had great company, and luckily no death, so all in all it was a good experience at Death & Co.
The bar is known for its cocktails, which I suppose is not at all surprising for a speakeasy.
I had the Vintage Egg Nog (pictured on the left) and it was absolutely delicious! And this is coming from a girl who ordinarily hates the taste of alcohol!
Greg and Blair both had the Sierra Norte (pictured on the right), although Greg would like it to be known that he picked it first – ha!
Death & Co has a cool vibe and we liked our drinks a lot. That being said, the speakeasy didn’t quite feel speakeasy enough. The door is clearly marked and the establishment has a full website and a twitter handle. In my opinion you can’t call yourself a real speakeasy if you have a twitter account.
So as far as bars go, Death & Co is a great bar. But if you really want the NYC speakeasy experience, I recommend going to nearby Please Don’t Tell.
Either way you’ll end up in a dimly lit room with great people and great drinks. And I believe that’s how all NYC nights should end.