154 E 33rd St (btwn Lexington & 3rd Ave.)
New York, NY 10016
You might not expect to find an A-list cocktail bar tucked inconspicuously into a two-story town house-esque spot on 33rd St, but it’s there, and the pedigreed team behind it (Little Branch, Milk & Honey…) is slinging amazing cocktails that include both bespoke options and originals like the rum-based Island Old Fashioned. The exterior is decidedly nondescript, with nary a sign announcing the bars presence, while the inside is adorned with embossed wallpaper, exposed brick and dark woods all under a pressed-tin ceiling. Cocktails are reasonably priced for Manhattan and don't even sacrifice the chiseled ice or ingredients added with eyedroppers.