You could enter The Speakeasy through the restaurant, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, head to the alleyway entrance by Divino’s front door, creep a few steps, open the door, and go downstairs. What was formerly the restaurant’s basement storage is now a full-on “secret” bar, with an underground-NYC feel and lighter, mostly vodka, rum, and gin cocktails. Berry Me in Tequila is essentially a sweeter margarita with a strawberry ice cube that you’ll drink way too fast. This winter, look out for a s’mores martini and a caramel-apple spin on a classic mule. Each is like drinking dessert.
Don’t Miss: Divino’s basement alter ego is big on music. Thursday night features live jazz, when a surprisingly talented audience can get up and belt out a tune or BYO instrument. Saturdays are a full-on party with a DJ. “We have stage lights, and we clear out the back room, so people can dance,” says general manager/bartender Shane Mulligan. “It’s basically a nightclub.”