Please Don't Tell
Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Please Don’t Tell is a great way to introduce out-of-towners to the quirks of the East Village. While the secret is out among local New Yorkers, newcomers are sure to enjoy the novelty of a cocktail bar hidden inside a phone booth inside a hot dog joint. For access to Please Don’t Tell, visitors must enter Crif Dogs to the 1940s phone booth in the corner, then talk to the hostess on the other end of the phone. Whilst waiting, try one of Crif Dogs’ infamous hot dogs. Please Don’t Tell is fun and whimsical; the interior is dimly lit and decorated with avant-garde taxidermy pieces sporting sunglasses and statement jewelry. Try the Benton’s Old Fashioned; a bacon-infused bourbon with maple syrup and angostura bitters.