‘Zagrat’ Rated ‘Squeakeasies’ Are All the Rage for Area Vermin

Posted on: November 21st, 2017 at 5:11 am by

Photo: Hunter Fine

New Yorkers aren’t the only unfortunate ones facing gentrification.

It’s the dawn of a new era, one in which venerable rodents no longer set fires to cars or shack up in rotting constructions sites because they have to. Nay, because they want to.  And, naturally, a gentrified pest is in need of the finer things. Things that common human folk wandering the city take for granted. Like booze.

Thus, the “Squeakeasie” was born.

Bushwick-based street installation enthusiast Hunter Fine says, “If rats are going to take over our city, the first thing they’re going to want are some trendy speakeasies to hang out at.” Fine, presumably in an effort to embrace the ever-changing landscape of the city sidewalk, has taken it upon himself to help with the funding and opening of these establishments. Much like his hilarious bed bug hotel campaign. 

“The gentrification of Rats has begun, and along with that comes nightlife, for all furry friends.”

Photo: Hunter Fine

So-called “hidden” watering holes include Fivel’s Attic on the Lower East Side (Essex Street, between Delancey and Rivington).

Located close to the nearby human being speakeasy “Death & Co.” Fivel’s Attic is a hidden gem every East Village rat must visit. Just look for the rubbish bins, make sure to avoid the local bodega cat, and you’ll be set. Note: There is a dress policy, so don’t arrive dressed.

Other establishments throughout the city are The Traphouse, Pestropolis, Health Dept., Gruyere & Honey, Please Don’t Gnaw, and Remy NY.

Be sure to check out more ratings at Zagrat.

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