The Cocktail Bar That Birthed A Million Not-As-Cool Cocktail Bars is bringing its bespoke offerings and a slightly less strict door policy to a larger spot just south of Madison Square Park equipped with art deco lighting, smooth features, and a big mirrored bar so you can look at yourself not talking to women unless they want to talk to you. Best of all, there's a bunch more seating, and they're accepting walk-ins day of, but if you're smart you'll make a reservation at least a day out -- don't call or text anymore, now you gotta email them at MilkAndHoneyReservations@gmail.com.
Milk & Honey was at the forefront of a craft cocktail revolution when it was first opened in the Lower East Side in 2000 by Sasha Petrosky. Cramped quarters and a reservation-only policy kept lines long, but the hyper-focused attention to mixology is what kept tipplers lining up. Countless waves of similar concepts opened in this pioneer's wake, making it in many ways The Cocktail Bar That Birthed A Million Not-As-Cool Cocktail Bars. It moved to a much larger spot just south of Madison Square Park in 2012, but a change of landlords made it only a two-year endeavor. NYC's Milk & Honey is closed, but a branch is open in London's SoHo.