The Garret is a handsome, speakeasy-esque cocktail bar tucked away about the West Village Five Guys. In addition to the bar area that sits below massive skylights, there's a cozy alcove by an old fireplace where you can sip craft cocktails from an inventive booze program, and if you get hungry, you can order one of the special Five Guys burgers exclusive to the bar.
If you weren’t clued into the fact that there was a swanky speakeasy style bar above it, you might be confused as to why there are so many well dressed people walking in and out of the Five Guys on Bleecker Street in the West Village. It all becomes clear once you realize that in order to access The Garret West, it’s required to walk through the fast food joint—and grabbing a burger and fries before heading up is encouraged. Once upstairs, domed skylights and hanging plants signal you’re in a very different sort of space. A short cocktail list makes picking your drink pretty easy, but we suggest ordering from the classic cocktails section—perhaps the Paperplane with bourbon and Amaro Nonino, or a Pisco Punch. The vibe here on a weekend night gets rowdy, so don’t expect a guaranteed seat.