Little Branch

Little Branch

20 7th Ave S (at Leroy St), New York, NY 10014, United States
Open until 3:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 PM–3:00 AM
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  • cocktails
  • jazz music
  • romantic
  • cozy
  • intimate
  • whiskey
  • rye fizz
  • trendy
  • good for a late night
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  • IFC

    Expensive cocktails served in a hidden speak-easy by men with Civil War beards. The only thing Slightly Off about this place is how Eerily On these guys are. Even the ice cubes are well read. - IFC St

    IFC · June 7, 2010
  • Bravo

    The best cocktails in Manhattan! Hidden down a dark staircase, it's great for a date, or just for after work unwinding. Amazing mint juleps. -Anita Lo, Top Chef Masters

    Bravo · January 28, 2010
  • Village Voice

    One of our ten best Manhattan bars-The bartender will whittle you a perfectly spherical ice ball for your Old Fashioned right before your eyes. A jazz trio keeps the place hopping.

    Village Voice · August 31, 2010
  • Nina Y.

    If you have trouble deciding what to order, let them decide for you. Ask for the Bartender's Choice and tell them what flavors/liquors you like.

    Nina Yiamsamatha · December 20, 2009
  • harryh

    Best Old Fashioned in NYC. Comes mixed perfectly with a single giant ice cube. Best enjoyed with 3 of your closest friends.

    harryh · March 8, 2009
  • Mazda

    This place has old school cocktails, nightly jazz, and the dark mood-lighting only associated with a 1920s speakeasy.

    Mazda · November 12, 2010
  • RoelandP

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    RoelandP · October 28, 2014
  • Esquire

    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a silver rye fizz. They're excellent here.

    Esquire · January 31, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Great cocktails here. Let the bartender know what you like and they’ll create a cocktail designed for you. Look for the door at the corner with no sign on the SW corner of 7th Ave South and Leroy.

    The Corcoran Group · April 27, 2010
  • Charles D.

    Go to Little Branch and order the Sazerac. Then order another. Be wary of the third.

    Charles Dan · March 16, 2009
  • Food & Wine

    This West Village basement lounge is owned by mixologist Joseph Schwartz. Drinks are served with ice that's custom-made for each glass.

    Food & Wine · April 20, 2011
  • Akshay P.

    Come ~8 on a Wednesday and nab a booth. Order at least one Bartender's Choice, but you can't go wrong with a Dark & Stormy or a Bee's Kiss

    Akshay Patil · March 15, 2009
  • New York Habitat

    A nice, relaxing lounge to grab a drink. Lines can be long on weekends but it's worth it, especially if you love a classic jazzy atmosphere.

    New York Habitat · October 26, 2011
  • ɐuǝlǝ ʞ.

    Cozy, stylish, dimly lit speakeasy with primo cocktails.

    ɐuǝlǝ ʞ · November 2, 2013
  • Untapped Cities

    The smooth jazz music and the even smoother cocktails transport you back in time to the days of Prohibition at this petite speakeasy.

    Untapped Cities · November 16, 2012
  • kate spade new york

    a little off the beaten path--a great spot for an old fashioned and some jazz.

    kate spade new york · October 12, 2010
  • Johnny M.

    Don't order from the menu. Tell your server what you like and have the mixologist surprise. I suggest anything with fresh ginger. Yummmm

    Johnny Malangone · May 4, 2010
  • Devin M.

    best old fashioned in NY

    Devin McNulty · March 3, 2010

    If you’re unsure about the menu, simply specify a base liquor of choice (rum, vodka, rye) and your mood, and they will create, while you watch, one of the best drinks you’ll likely have ever tasted. Read more · January 10, 2012
  • Zach M.

    Gordon's Breakfast ... the best off-menu cocktail ever. Gin, cucumber, lime, hot sauce. Amazing.

    Zach Maier · October 27, 2011
  • Guest of a Guest

    One of the daughter speakeasy to Milk and Honey, Little Branch is a dimly lit cocktail lounge that when you walk in you will feel like you are in a different era. Read more

    Guest of a Guest · October 19, 2011
  • Design*Sponge

    Amazing cocktails. You might have to wait outside, but it's worth it. If you're overwhelmed by the menu, let the bartender help you decide. They definitely know their stuff.

    Design*Sponge · March 27, 2011
  • GianCarlo P.

    Say hello to Chris at the door. Put your name in for a table before you order your first round from the bar.Stop by Mon-Thur for live jazz and snacks after 10PM.Order a northside special & bramble

    GianCarlo Pitocco · September 29, 2009
  • Razorfish

    Good drinks, acceptable crowd-control measures in tiny intimate hole.

    Razorfish · September 20, 2011

    Many old rules apply in this place: No misbehaving, no loud and boisterous behaviour. If you are not sure what you want, name a liquor you enjoy, and they'll give you a list of what they can make. · August 20, 2011
  • Amy

    skip the menu and tell the bartender what you like. You will be rewarded with a great tasting drink.

    Amy · May 14, 2010
  • Chris F.

    This is my favorite cocktail bar in NYC, by far-- they've made some of the best I've had. Could spend hours at the bar watch the able bartenders make drinks.

    Chris Faile · March 10, 2009
  • Cora L.

    Milk & Honey cocktails without the reservation policy. Amazing atmosphere.

    Cora Lambert · March 27, 2012
  • Senator John B.

    The bar is already perfect, but on Sunday nights a small jazz trio fills the small underground room with piano, drums, and standup bass. Enjoy with their excellent libations.

    Senator John Blutarski · November 7, 2011
  • Stanley S.

    One of the daughter speakeasy to Milk and Honey, Little Branch is a dimly lit cocktail lounge that when you walk in you will feel like you are in a different era. Read more

    Stanley Stuyvesant · October 11, 2011
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    Susan Loh · December 18, 2010
  • Ari G.

    Buy their metal straws and bring a little Petraske magic home to your own cocktails.

    Ari Greenberg · June 6, 2010
  • Marissa B.

    Go to Little Branch, order Bartender's choice (recommend: any alcohol, not too sweet, tart with a splash of fizz).

    Marissa Boeck · March 17, 2009
  • ɐuǝlǝ ʞ.

    Little Branch is a great speakeasy. Unique drinks and romantic atmosphere. The Place is small so there is typically a wait on the weekends.

    ɐuǝlǝ ʞ · August 11, 2014
  • Jonathan V.

    Order a bud light

    Jonathan Vingiano · March 30, 2014
  • Geoffrey L.

    Great drinks, but don't forget, it's cash only.

    Geoffrey Lewis · July 8, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Casino: gin, Maraschino, lemon, orange bitters. You can't go wrong with Bartender's Choice, though.

    Serious Eats · April 19, 2013
  • Tony X.

    Come when there's live music, because the drinks are $14 and for that kind of money I shouldn't be seeing college kids dressed in their Hollister pajamas. Cocktails are obviously amazing here.

    Tony Xerray · January 3, 2013
  • karen b.

    Southside Fizz is awesome. Make sure you have cash; they don't take cards.

    karen bonna rainert · September 2, 2012
  • Michelle M.

    My favourite bar in NYC. Hidden again but worth a look. Tiny.

    Michelle Matthews · August 27, 2012
  • Nick B.

    If you're hungry but don't want to leave, order the Old Pepper. It has whiskey or bourbon and several parts hot sauce.

    Nick Burto · June 29, 2012
  • bill s.

    Try a Gordon's Breakfast.

    bill s · February 26, 2012
  • @JaumePrimero

    a hidden bar in the west village that is great for an intimate rendezvous, date, or small gathering of friends. Love the gin cocktails here.

    @JaumePrimero · November 26, 2011
  • Brian M.

    If this is your first time at Little Branch, you must do Bartender's Choice. They'll shoot you a couple questions and make you the perfect drink. Trust them.

    Brian Moore · November 9, 2011
  • Kellan E.

    Get the American Trilogy.

    Kellan E · August 16, 2011
  • Marilena Niovie S.

    Avoid at all costs. Average, unimaginative cocktails and staff with an attitude. In all bad ways.

    Marilena Niovie Stavrides · February 21, 2010
  • Chad S.

    Best sazerac outside of New Orleans

    Chad Seeger · February 4, 2010
  • Nina L.

    order a cucumber fix

    Nina Lopatina · November 15, 2009
  • Rick V.

    Make sure to order the Mint Julep and don't give into temptation and steal the metal Slurpee-like straw

    Rick Valenzuela · April 15, 2009
  • Sam B.

    Takes 3 days of slow freezing in a $6k Clinebell machine to make the crystal clear ice here, 2 hours of prep for the ice alone goes into each shift. Respect!

    Sam Brown · 2 weeks ago