What beats booze and ice cream?

What beats booze and ice cream?

Here’s the scoop on this scoop shop and hidden cocktail haunt…

Tucked behind a bubblegum-pink ice creamery on Second Avenue (between 88th and 89th Streets) is a secret, old-school watering hole that has the vibe of a proper prohibition-era establishment.

A speakeasy on the Upper East Side? Yup. And it’s called Storage.

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Here’s the lowdown: You enter a small ice cream shop called UES (you can’t miss it with the florescent ice cream cone sign and rosy façade). Take in the wall of pints and grab a scoop of peanut butter mudslide or coconut and banana brownie, if you wish.

When you’re ready to throw back a ’tail or two, whisper to someone on staff that you’d like to see the “storage room.” Then, you flip a wall switch and boom!, the door opens and you’re ushered into a dimly lit space.

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Sexy, dark, and gold-flecked, Storage is a proper bar (shockingly). And it serves some damn good cocktails—about two dozen with names inspired by the Upper East Side including Meet Me at the Met, Tea at the Carlyle, and 2nd Avenue Subway.

Some even incorporate ice cream. #yassss

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The business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back sitch may seem gimmicky, but who couldn’t use a dose of fun in their life right now? We’re all for it.

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