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Although our doors are closed, our legacy remains.

'21' was one of New York's social and culinary landmarks for 90 years. We invite you to explore our timeless history and revisit our fondest memories.

We want to thank all our friends, fans and family for your unwavering support and the good times we shared.

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Explore our history

An Illustrious Triumph

After an infamous raid in 1930, ‘21’ founders Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns enlisted architect Frank Buchanan to design a system of camouflaged doors, invisible chutes, quick-release bar shelves and a secret wine cellar. It worked––they were never caught again.

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