Milk & Honey
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.