11/04/2010 07:49 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Inside Manhattan's Speakeasies (VIDEO)

You used to have to check in to a posh hotel in order to access the expertise of a top-level concierge. But now a new site is bringing these local insiders directly to you. GloboMaestro is the web's first collection of destination experts made up of hotel concierges -- from prestigious properties like The Plaza in New York, Mandarin Oriental, Miami and The St. Regis San Francisco.

On the site, these so-called "maestros" dish their insider travel tips through a series of videos and blogs. Check out this video to see Laura from downtown New York's Bowery Hotel explore two of the city's secret speakeasies.