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
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
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.
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.
Best Old Fashioned in NYC. Comes mixed perfectly with a single giant ice cube. Best enjoyed with 3 of your closest friends.
This place has old school cocktails, nightly jazz, and the dark mood-lighting only associated with a 1920s speakeasy.
Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a silver rye fizz. They're excellent here.
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.
Go to Little Branch and order the Sazerac. Then order another. Be wary of the third.
This West Village basement lounge is owned by mixologist Joseph Schwartz. Drinks are served with ice that's custom-made for each glass.
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
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.
Cozy, stylish, dimly lit speakeasy with primo cocktails.
The smooth jazz music and the even smoother cocktails transport you back in time to the days of Prohibition at this petite speakeasy.
a little off the beaten path--a great spot for an old fashioned and some jazz.
Don't order from the menu. Tell your server what you like and have the mixologist surprise. I suggest anything with fresh ginger. Yummmm
best old fashioned in NY
Gordon's Breakfast ... the best off-menu cocktail ever. Gin, cucumber, lime, hot sauce. Amazing.
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.
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
Good drinks, acceptable crowd-control measures in tiny intimate hole.
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.
skip the menu and tell the bartender what you like. You will be rewarded with a great tasting drink.
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.
Milk & Honey cocktails without the reservation policy. Amazing atmosphere.
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.
Buy their metal straws and bring a little Petraske magic home to your own cocktails.
Go to Little Branch, order Bartender's choice (recommend: any alcohol, not too sweet, tart with a splash of fizz).
Little Branch is a great speakeasy. Unique drinks and romantic atmosphere. The Place is small so there is typically a wait on the weekends.
Order a bud light
Great drinks, but don't forget, it's cash only.
Casino: gin, Maraschino, lemon, orange bitters. You can't go wrong with Bartender's Choice, though.
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.
Southside Fizz is awesome. Make sure you have cash; they don't take cards.
My favourite bar in NYC. Hidden again but worth a look. Tiny.
If you're hungry but don't want to leave, order the Old Pepper. It has whiskey or bourbon and several parts hot sauce.
Try a Gordon's Breakfast.
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.
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.
Get the American Trilogy.
Avoid at all costs. Average, unimaginative cocktails and staff with an attitude. In all bad ways.
Best sazerac outside of New Orleans
order a cucumber fix
Make sure to order the Mint Julep and don't give into temptation and steal the metal Slurpee-like straw
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!