Spirits & Cocktails

Snooth User: Philip James

NYC Bars that do good cocktails

Posted by Philip James, Nov 14, 2008.

Milk n Honey - clearly
Also by the same owner:
- Little Branch
- Lower East Side Good Company bar - ive never been, but heard its similar

Angels Share, in the East Village is great - but they only allow people in groups of up to 4 (actually thats the same as Milk n honey)

Back Room, in the Lower East Side - not really a cocktail place, but a very hidden prohibition bar that looks like a library on the inside - your drinks come served in teacups to avoid raising suspicions of the local cops!

Employees Only - hidden behind a fortune teller's place (yes really), this place did decent food and good drinks. West Village, however, might be closed...

There's a lot in this town, so what are your faves?

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Reply by RachelNYC, Nov 20, 2008.

You can't forget Death + Company on E 6th. Can only do groups of 7 and a no standing policy. Seriously they will call you when a spot opens up for you to sit. They have these great punch bowls like your Gran put out during the holidays... except you have problems walking after drinking these. They close early by NYC standards so I make it one of the first stops of the night if I can.

On the cheaper side (and I am really more of a vodka drinker) there is the Key Bar on E 13th which has a great drink menu and decent selection of beer on tap so everyone can be happy. Gets a bit crowded, but the happy hour until 10 is nice.

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Reply by Philip James, Nov 20, 2008.

Rachel - where's Death and Co exactly? Sounds like my kind of place...

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Reply by RachelNYC, Nov 20, 2008.

http://www.deathandcompany.com/

433 E 6th btwn 1st and A
It is pretty easy to walk right on by since there is a lack of signage outside.

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Reply by Philip James, Nov 20, 2008.

excellent, thanks

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Reply by John Andrews, Nov 21, 2008.

@Rachel ... Okay, we're going there the next time I'm in town.

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Reply by gr, Nov 25, 2008.

A shout-out for Counter (http://www.counternyc.com/, 1st Ave. between 6th & 7th St.s) Not that I've been there (until this Friday evening ~ 7 pm), but I know both their bartenders and the one from Apothecary (here in Philly) who's either helping them get started or gradually moving there, depending on which day of the week you ask him.

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Reply by Philip James, Nov 25, 2008.

I'll be there Friday too!

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Reply by gr, Nov 28, 2008.

Erm... boredwiththesea appears to be waving us off from Counter until February or so. He may be overly self-conscious here, though...

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Reply by Philip James, Nov 28, 2008.

So, what does that mean? Counter's on, or off?

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Reply by gr, Nov 28, 2008.

I say on, tentatively. If we can't sit down (though I did ping Nick for a table) or change our minds, I'm sure we can go somewhere nearby.

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Dec 11, 2008.

For those already bored of Counter...

A shout out for Louis 649 - its 649 E 9th st... almost all the way to Avenue C, but it is well worth the trek for some fine cocktails and a great vibe.

Also it is completely off the map and undiscovered by the masses unlike the faux-speakeasy bars.

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Reply by Leo C, Dec 19, 2008.

WD-50 on Clinton(LES) Tha bartenders at this joint take shit pretty serious. They got one called Old School that is peanut butter infused vodka with concord jelly, I swear to you smells exactly like a PB & J samich. Sparkling rye, what do you know about that? Check out Tona he's tha man. I know this place is a restaurant but i stroll in all tha time and just kick it at tha bar. And if ya'll aint been ya gotta do Pegu club they helped kcik off tha serious cocktail scene in tha NY and I love gin, they specialty! Counter is cool but eh not so serious, Little Branch, East Side Company bar n Death and Co. all kick ass too.

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Reply by gr, Dec 19, 2008.

Louis 649: no longer completely off the map. DSWE threw an Averna appreciation event there this past weekend. See http://www.facebook.com/album.php?a... if you're a user there, http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/t... -- including a couple of the pictures from the prior -- and http://nrnfoodwriter.blogspot.com/2... as well.

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Reply by RachelNYC, Dec 19, 2008.

I am in love with the idea of a PB&J-tini. Is it creamy or crunchy?

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Reply by Leo C, Dec 21, 2008.

it's slightly creamy but not that richly textured, very clean flavors. it's hard to describe besides saying that it reminds of a PB&J.


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