The Raines Law Room at The William

Row 1

24 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016
Speakeasy, Cocktail
$ $ $
Mon–Wed: 5:00 PM–1:00 AM Thu–Sat: 5:00 PM–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Exceptional cocktails, great warm decor, friendly staff. Definitely less pretentious than the original location.
  • Also within the William Hotel is the speakeasy,Raines Law Room at the William,has a book-lined library room with a roaring fire, antique furniture and a hushed atmosphere.
  • Small and intimate with knowledgeable bartenders.
  • Waited 40min to get a seat - totally worth it. Great vibe. Great cocktails.
  • Amazing cocktails and great staff!
  • Classy, cozy and convivial quarters for well crafted cocktails. Fabulous original artwork on the walls, enhances the sophisticated atmosphere. Enjoy drinks at The Shakespeare below first, if waiting.
  • The bar was full so I was offered place at the aisle which was fine. However the lady was too concerned I approached the bar to place the order and forbid to come to the bar
  • Perfectly crafted cocktails. Old Fashioned was delicious, and love the "choose your own adventure" of bitters, sweeteners and liquors. Plus we got complementary daiquiris for my boyfriend's birthday.
  • I'm not sure if I prefer this location or the one on 17th Street. This one has more of a secretive and fancy vibe, like some Illuminati library. The cocktails are excellent of course.
  • Menu changes often but started w/a Hat in Hand - a well-balanced rum cocktail - before moving onto a make-your-own Old Fashioned (50/50 bourbon/Rye for me).
  • Great cocktails!!! Try the garden paloma. Spicy spicy!!!!
  • Oh it's dark, noir-ish. My favorite. Try the Old-fashioned (feel like John Hamm) if you are into it. No secret entrance. Ask, they point. Heavy velvet curtain, I fumbled a lot. Great food menu too.
  • Old Fashioned!! Cool place!
  • Great intimate spot with superb cocktails, great service and fun vibe. The spicy section really is, so unless you really want that burn stick with normal or strong
  • Cocktails! Hidden gem in NYC.
  • Amazing cocktails, great atmosphere, and personable bartenders.
  • Amazing cocktails
  • Cool spot with good bartenders - great for drinks before/after meal
  • Very romantic. Make sure to make a reservation. On the main floor they have seating with opaque curtains to make it feel more intimate. Cocktails are always well-crafted.
  • Wonderful place !!! Service is Nice, cocktails are good but on top of it they can prepare New ones on demand