The Campbell Apartment

Campbell Apartment Oddities New York City
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Like Al Capone’s hidden vault, the Campbell Apartment sounds like an urban myth. A grand, art deco-outfitted office hiding behind the walls of Grand Central Station for over 40 years? It’s true. The private offices of John A Campbell, a financial tycoon of the 1920s and member of the board of the New York Central Railroad, were discovered and converted into a luxurious bar in 1999, complete with marble fireplace and massive leaded-glass windows. Drinks are of the early aughts’ style of classical recreation—no esoteric amari and shrubs found here—all the better for imagining you’ve stepped back in time.

Known For
  • historic
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
The Prohibition Punch, a fruity rum-and-Grand Marnier blend topped with champagne is a trip back in time—to 1999, at least. And you can't go wrong with a Martini.
Midtown East
Though the dress code is somewhat spottily enforced these days, it's still worth conforming and play along with the old-school charm. In short: nice shoes, no shorts, no ripped jeans. It's what Mr. Campbell would have wanted.