110 Bedford Ave., at N. 11th St.
What is it: If you only go into the front room, with the entrance on Bedford, you may have missed this amazing back room bar. Beyond the gastropub is a speakeasy lined with dark wooden and round marble tables.
Why We love it: The bar is typically the perfect amount of crowded allowing you to order your drink, perhaps some appetizers, and sit down and relax. This is special because it seems most speakeasy bars tend to lend themselves to tiny cramped corners. It’s a beautiful room that serves as a respite from the Bedford Avenue craze.
Who to bring: Either a friend for a catch-up drink or a date.
What to order: If you are in a fancy mood, the Gin Ricardo and Truffle Mac and Cheese can’t go wrong. Otherwise, hit up the Old Bay french fries and a bottle of Anchor Brewing Winter Ale.
Bedford fun fact: Thursdays through Sundays there are DJs that come in and play a variety of music in the back room.