Codex Once upon a time in New York City, my favorite place to go was Chumley’s, the last operating speakeasy from Prohibition. Codex attempts the speakeasy mystique. It looks like there is a trend to combine books stores and bars after the success of one in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I have been told that Codex in Nashua has excellent Fish and Chips. Fish and Chips and books, almost as perfect as chicken and waffles.