PDT (it stands for Please Don’t Tell), this popular bar, is something of an oddity, a cocktail lounge affixed to Crif Dogs, an East Village hot dog joint. You gain entry through a vintage phone box within Crif and enter a too-cool-for-school speakeasy-style space.
The stylishly low-key, relaxed feel of the venue is spiced up by funky touches in the décor the taxidermy-adorned walls might be off-putting to some animal lovers, but who can resist a bear in a hat?
You can relax in one of the leather booths or there’s plenty of space to prop up the bar and enjoy one of the high quality amazing cocktails, courtesy of former Pegu Club mixologist Jim Meehan.
Beer-lovers are also well-served and if hunger kicks in you can order food1 from Crif’s, next door: hot dogs and burgers in the main, great for soaking up booze and keeping a steady head.