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Middle Branch

New York
Cocktail Bar
$$$$
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Mon5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tues5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wed5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thu5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Fri5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sun5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Middle Branch

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.