Location: New York, USA
Address: 21 West 52nd Street
Bond book appearance: Diamonds Are Forever
Officially opened on January 1, 1930, ’21’ is one of America’s most famous speakeasies from the Prohibition Era. Designed with its own disappearing bar and a secret wine cellar to hide the illegal liquor from prying eyes, it’s a place where celebrities and captains of industry have wined and dined for more than 80 years.
“I’m not going to sleep with you, said Tiffany Case in a matter-of-fact voice, – “so don’t waste your money getting me tight. But I’ll have another and probably another one after that. I just don’t want to drink your Vodka Martinis under false pretences.” Bond laughed. He gave the order and turned back to her. “ We haven’t ordered dinner yet”, he said. “I was going to suggest shellfish and hock. That might have changed your mind. The combination’s supposed to have quite an effect.”
(Ian Fleming: “Diamonds are Forever”)