There’s a reason New York City believes itself to be the center of the craft cocktail universe. The city brims with beer and wine bars, but cocktails is where the city really shines.
It all started in ‘99 when late Sasha Petraske opened Milk & Honey on the Lower East Side. He started the first wave of a sea change in how bars crafted both cocktails and the surroundings where we consumed them.
We had some of the best bartenders in the world who reinvented and created delicious libations. They were the ones who pioneered the drinking scene and reinvented spirits.
Of course, a lot has changed since then. Today, it’s almost impossible to find a bartender who cannot craft a proper cocktail.
Now what follows is a guide to NYC’s best cocktail drinks.
Set in an industrial-style place, Attaboy is a revolutionary bar founded by former Milk and Honey mixologists. This intimate craft cocktail lounge doesn’t have any menu. All you have to do is to get comfortable with the pro staff and bare your soul.
The Dead Rabbit
The Dead Rabbit is a piece of Ireland in the heart of Manhattan. With an array of international cocktail and bar awards, the bar can cater to all your tastes – anything from a mere pint to some cocktail nirvana.
Clover Club is a high-end cocktail haunt for all those dwelling in and around the Cobble Hill. Clover Club take their cocktails very seriously and all they mean is serious business – what this means is exquisite cocktails and sumptuous food.
A Japanese-influenced cocktail bar, Bar Goto is a subtle take on quality cocktails by Kenta Goto. Located in Lower East Side, this luxe cocktail den was established in 2015 and is a proper NYC gem.