But it’s hard to participate fully in public life when there’s nowhere to use the bathroom. You shouldn’t have to pay to take care of your basic needs!

We are working on a list of bathroom codes, which you’ll find below. Send us more, and let us know if any here are out of date. This list is New York City-centric, because that’s where we live and piss, but we’ll happily post codes from other locales. Send codes to

We realize that some of us are more likely to be harassed or policed for using these codes — or for simply existing in public. Please be cautious. Look out for yourself, and for each other.

Now piss off!

Starbucks at Bedford Avenue and Lorimer Avenue: 12345
Whole Foods at North Fourth Street and Bedford Avenue: 49591
Sweetgreen at North Fourth Street and Bedford Avenue: 1284
Dunkin’ Donuts on Court Street and First Place: 135
Starbucks on Park Place between Seventh and Flatbush Avenues: 231
Whole Foods at Third Street and Third Avenue: NO CODE NEEDED

Downtown to uptown:
Pret A Manger on Park Place and Church Street: 0043
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken on First Street and Second Avenue: 1598
Starbucks at Eighth Street and Lafayette Avenue (Astor Place): 12345
Tompkins Square Bagels on 10th Street and Avenue A: 4552
Chipotle on Sixth Avenue and Greenwich Avenue: 3915
Starbucks on 28th Street and Third Avenue: 38537
Five Guys on Seventh Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets: 0921
Chipotle on Seventh Avenue between 37th and 38th Streets: 5186
McDonald’s second-floor men’s room on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue: 2222
Chick-fil-A on 42nd Street and Madison Avenue: 28352
Starbucks on 47th and Broadway: 12345
Chop’t on 51st Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues: 9876
Employees are supposed to type it in for you, so you may have to be sneaky.
Argo Tea at Columbus Circle: 4549
Trader Joe’s at 72nd Street and Broadway: NO CODE NEEDED.
Take both escalators down to the bottom floor. It is in the left corner.
96th Street Q Station: NO CODE NEEDED
Target at 117th Street and Pleasant Avenue: NO CODE NEEDED