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Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room

Address below the Chelsea Inn, 48 West 17th Street; NY 10011
between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Neighbourhood Flatiron District, Chelsea | See on map
Metro 6th Avenue-14th St [F, L, V]
Website http://www.raineslawroom.com/
Hours Mon-Thu 17-02.Fri-Sat 17-03. Sun 19-01.

In the 1890s, Raines Law banned the sale of alcohol on Sundays – except in hotels. Bars took advantage of that loophole and started adding bedrooms. Today, in true 19th Century spirit, the chief mixologist from Milk & Honey offers cocktails in a retro-designed windowless residential home with a clandestine garden. Sounds strange? Gets better: Houseguests must ring a buzzer and be let in by a host.

Get there early for a table surrounded by couches. After the first round, use the pull chain to let your waitress know you’ll have another. Next door, you’ll find Splash, where you can pull something else when the chain gets tired.