Eight Great Bar and Restaurant Bathrooms for Mid-Course Sexual Escapades
Fellas, ladies, and all of you sexy sons of bitches in between -- today's the big day! If you were hoping to get lucky after dinner this evening, there's no need to stay up all night. In fact, an evening full of longing stares and celebratory libations is bound to put you in the mood by the time you polish off that sexy, aphrodisiac-filled first course. Sometimes, a bathroom buggering is the only answer, and if you're going to make sex in public you might as well make it interesting. The following bar and restaurant bathrooms all offer something -- be it ambiance or amenities -- to make you creme fraiche your jeans. And because we refuse to discriminate against single folk, any of these options would work just as well for a solo go of things. But, you know...maybe don't masturbate in restaurant bathrooms.
flickr/unlistedsightings Getting personal at Peep. Raines Law Room
Raines Law Room, 48 West 17th Street, 212-242-0600
While this subterranean speakeasy channels the 1920s with Meaghan Dorman's inventive cocktails (try a Sicilian cobbler with blood orange, Campari, and Lambrusco), make like a flapper and shimmy over to the bathrooms where the wallpaper camouflages a naughty secret. Forget about inspiration, the fornicating figures embedded into the elaborate design are practically giving you instructions.
The NoMad, 1170 Broadway, 212-796-1500
The labyrinthine basement bathroom complex at The NoMad Hotel feels remote and private, tucked away from the restaurant and down a flight of stairs across from one of the hotel's ateliers. Once inside the bathrooms, the doors to the toilet stalls are heavy and floor-to-ceiling, so there's no need to worry about prying eyes. If you can, try to do the deed before that chicken for two hits the table. All that foie gras, brioche, and black truffle stuffing will leave you too stuffed to do some stuffing of your own.
Sakagura, 211 East 43rd Street, 212-953-7253
Arriving at this hidden Midtown sake palace feels like sharing a secret, and after giving yourself a proper education in rice grain polishes from the list of over 200 bottlings, you'll be looking for some instant gratification. Although they're in the middle of the room, the sake barrel-shaped bathroom stalls certainly provide enough privacy once inside.
Peep, 177 Prince Street, 212-254-7337
A neon pink wet dream with perfectly decent Thai food, Peep is known for its one-way mirror bathroom doors, which add a kinky edge to any mid-Massaman romp. If you're having trouble climaxing, try focusing on the noodle slurps of your fellow diners as they lap away at their plates like sexy anthropomorphic cats. Don't judge. It's Valentine's Day, baby -- anything's fair game.