Shhhhh! Speakeasy and please don't tell!

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Places I haven't been, and you shouldnt go to either, shhhhhh!

 1. Please Don't Tell

113 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009

Category: Lounges

Neighbourhoods: East Village, Alphabet City

5.0 star rating

I arrived around 5pm on a Tuesday after walking all around NYC.  Had I not known about this place from Zane Lamprey's "Drinking Made Easy" I would have never found it.  

The exterior gives no indication and the entrance is only through the pay-phone… More »

 2. Bourbon & Branch

501 Jones St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Category: Bars

Neighbourhood: Tenderloin

5.0 star rating

With a national reputation stretching all the way to NYC this was a much try!  I first heard of the B&B while having a few drinks at PDT NYC.

I logged in online to get those coveted reservations and the more coveted password to enter... Shhhh.… More »

 3. Burritt Room + Tavern

417 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Categories: Lounges, American (New)

Neighbourhood: Union Square

5.0 star rating

Hiding ever so conspicuously behind the second floor stairwell of the Crescent Hotel is a brown door, behind which you will find the Burritt Room.  No special password needed, but this speakeasy is a nice, relaxing lounge near Union Square and the… More »

 4. Manifesto

1924 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64108

Category: Lounges

Neighbourhoods: Crossroads, Greater Downtown

5.0 star rating

Phenomenal venue hidden beneath the historic Reiger Hotel in Kansas City's downtown area.

To get in you need to call or text ahead and buzz in the back door of the building with instructions given.

The lounge is down the steps and through a tunnel into… More »

 5. Thaxton Speakeasy

1009 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO 63101

Categories: Lounges, Venues & Event Spaces

Neighbourhood: Downtown

3.0 star rating

Tucked away in a dark alley you find the back entrance to the Thaxton Building, a historic treasure with a revamped basement turned into a retro speakeasy.

At the entrance you must provide the password.  Quite the character is waiting at the door to… More »

Recently updated lists from Gary R.

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The growing list of conquered Microbrew's along the  way. One of my hobbies. I still have to go back over the past decade and review my entire list (well over 100).  I will slowly keep refreshing the backlog.

5 Stars - The best of the best!

4 Stars - worth making it a destination.

3 Stars or better - Worth a buy if you see it in the grocery.

2 Stars - Would not buy in the grocery, but may come back for the overall atmosphere (food, ambiance, beer).

1 Star - Meh, moving along. Do not add to your bucket list.


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5 stars - Drink now (Join the wine club!)
4 stars - Buy (Buy a case)
3 stars - Hold (Buy a bottle)
2 stars - Use in food
1 star - Spit jar

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Places for kiddos ranging from 5-8 years old.

When in Rome... (9)

.... Do as an American.

With only 1 whole day in Rome, you too can see this!

""Il mondo palpita quandio son brillo""

Review votes:
1241 Useful, 384 Funny, and 954 Cool


West Chester, OH, United States

Yelping Since

June 2010

Things I Love

Travel, food, microbrews, wine, mixology, Asian, working out, Einstein, bar-b-que, cupcake wars, speakeasies, intelligence, quality.

Find Me In

Sacramento, Cincinnati, Columbus, San Francisco or Amador County

My Hometown

Columbus, Ohio

When I'm Not Yelping...

...please check for a pulse!

Why You Should Read My Reviews

I have traveled to 30+ countries. When in Rome, I do as the Romans!

The Last Great Book I Read

Guns, Germs and Steel

My Favourite Movie


My Last Meal On Earth

Ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse (St. Louis)

Don't Tell Anyone Else But...

It's 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain

Most Recent Discovery

Curio (Columbus, Ohio), Kimpton Hotels, Uncorked (Whole Foods)

Current Crush

Havana Club Cuban Rum

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