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To find NYC’s most exclusive new watering hole, you’ll need to head underground.
Cocktail lounge La Noxe is now open to the public — if the public can find it, let alone get past the 1,500-person waitlist. The 600-square-foot speakeasy is tucked behind a discreet door inside a subway station.
Instead of heading through the turnstiles at the 28th Street stop of the 1 train line, those in the know stop at the bottom of the first flight of stairs at the southeast corner of 28th Street and Seventh Avenue. There, they knock twice on the black door at their right, hoping for a cancellation on the lengthy waitlist.
Midtown resident Michael Flowers was one of the thirsty straphangers who tried his luck Sunday night.
“I wanted to have a drink in a subway station. You can only do so many roof decks, and this is the polar opposite,” he said as he sipped on a spicy kale-mezcal blend called the Secret Garden ($17).
It was his second attempt at landing a coveted seat. “We stopped by once and they turned us away,” said Flowers, who was there with his girlfriend.
The unique space wasn’t what La Noxe’s France-born founder Jey Perie, 37, had in mind when he set out to found his own venue after eight years as a partner at former Williamsburg club Kinfolk.
“No one believed I should do a bar in such a tiny place,” Perie told The Post.
But when he saw a listing for the location — which also has a main street-level entrance at 315 Seventh Ave. ——— he fell in love.
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