Attaboy

Attaboy

Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Lower East Side, New York
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    Harry W.
    "wrong with the Penicillin"(12 Tips)
    Neil C.
    "original Milk and Honey"(5 Tips)
    Noah W.
    "The best bespoke cocktails in NYC now?"(5 Tips)
    Adrienne S.
    "Best new bar in town, in the old Milk & Honey space."(4 Tips)
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  • Bruce H.heart icon on user image
    Bruce HomerJuly 15, 2016
    Top-notch drinks! Tell the bartenders what you like and let them make you a wonderful cocktail. (I recommend the Jungle Bird!)
  • Polina W.heart icon on user image
    Polina WeitzMay 22, 2019
    Dimly lit, casual small speakeasy. Great cocktails, and excellent service. Just ring the bell, and come in (no sign outside).
  • Rob R.heart icon on user image
    Rob RebelAugust 9, 2015
    Tell your bartender what you like. They'll make you something amazing. Simple as that. 10/10
  • Ale T.heart icon on user image
    Ale TowerAugust 4, 2016
    Great ambience and cocktails. If you're looking to try something new just give a couple of hints to the bartenders and let them surprise you.
  • Amanda P.heart icon on user image
    Amanda ParkerJuly 15, 2016
    Definitely worth a trip. The cocktails were among the best we had while visiting. Went on a Sunday night and it wasn't crowded at all.
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    DorothyJune 4, 2021
    Been here 25+ times
    John’s the best :) The drinks are fabulous and everyone’s genuinely awesome. Love the vibe. Be there early when it opens cause the line gets long!
  • Sigalle B.
    Sigalle BarnessAugust 22, 2013
    Deeply nestled in a seemingly barren no man's land between LES and Chinatown, knock lightly on the unadorned door, name your poison to the mysterious bartender and let the night ride...
  • Alex H.heart icon on user image
    Alex HennesseyOctober 18, 2016
    No drink list here-- everything catered to your tastes and you're in very capable hands. Great service, cool vibe. $17 per drink when we went.
  • Sharon V.heart icon on user image
    Sharon VJune 16, 2015
    Over an hour wait on a Friday night but SO WORTH IT. I didn't see a menu but the bartender asked me what I liked & was in the mood for and he created a cocktail for me. it was perfect!
  • Alexandria M.
    Alexandria McGrathJune 26, 2018
    There's no menu here - so get comfortable with the pro bar staff and bare your soul. Ross is the man behind a host of modern classics, like the Penicillin.
  • Matthew F.heart icon on user image
    Matthew FergusonJune 4, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite speakeasies in the city. Everything they make is delicious because it is specially made for you!
  • Kathryn D.heart icon on user image
    Kathryn DAugust 29, 2016
    Intimate, gorgeous setting. Cocktails based on preference and mood. Better for dates than groups.
  • Nicole Alexandra G.heart icon on user image
    Nicole Alexandra GóesJune 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing cocktails! Staff is extremely attentive and nice. One of the best mixology bars in the city, by far
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    AmateurConciergeFebruary 21, 2015
    If you want a spicy drink, their gin based Bloody Mary is quite good (even at night) but their fruity sweet & spicy number is even better
  • Monrix
    MonrixMarch 14, 2015
    By far one of the most amazing speakeasy bars I know in NYC. Not that hard to find, let the bartender amaze you :)
  • Luc J.
    Luc JacobsNovember 10, 2014
    The cocktails are exceptional. It is very hard to find a cocktail place with this level of craftsmanship and expertise. The atmosphere is dark and intimate.
  • Pramod P.
    Pramod PaiMay 7, 2015
    This place is without menu, you tell the bartender your preferred spirit, and the result is a cocktail that's right on the mark.http://freshnyc.com/bars-nightlife/stylish-speakeasy-les-attaboy
  • Devin P.heart icon on user image
    Devin ParkerDecember 11, 2019
    The service is amazing drinks are really good. Tight space and can sometimes be packed.
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    CharlottesMarch 25, 2016
    Let someone else do all the thinking. Just tell them your preferred spirit and flavor profile and voilà, a delectable cocktail will appear.
  • JEBheart icon on user image
    JEBMay 19, 2021
    Not only are the drinks amazing the staff are just plain old AWESOME people!!! Love this place and can’t wait to go back!!!
  • ConnecTheWorld
    ConnecTheWorldJuly 28, 2014
    One of the true Hidden Gems in NYC! This is between the best hidden bars in New York. To discover the others, click on the link Read more
  • Meg F.heart icon on user image
    Meg FarmerOctober 6, 2014
    Hidden spot, craft cocktails. Good spot to grab someone you care about and catch up over good drinks while you solve the worlds problems.
  • Carrie N.heart icon on user image
    Carrie NydenMarch 6, 2016
    Well made cocktails! Love spots where you can tell the bartender your tastes and explore new drinks!
  • John S.
    John ShrimpMarch 17, 2018
    It's a brave venue which takes over the space formerly occupied by the influential and much-loved Milk and Honey.
  • Marie P.heart icon on user image
    Marie PorrasAugust 6, 2016
    Cocktails, atmosphere, staff are great. Perfect place for a date or catchup with a close friend.
  • Andrew L.heart icon on user image
    Andrew LitvakMay 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best speakeasies around. Just tell them what takes your fancy, and they'll promptly conjure it up!
  • Malek B.
    Malek BsatApril 28, 2013
    Night stinger for a citrusy bourbon cocktail. New York Flip for a dessert bourbon drink (it includes egg yolk and cream just in case you're allergic)
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 5, 2018
    At the brushed-steel bar, suspender-clad drinks slingers stir off-the-cuff riffs to suit each customer’s boozy preference. Read more
  • Juri V.heart icon on user image
    Juri VolamaMarch 21, 2018
    Best old fashioned I’ve had!
  • Marissa S.heart icon on user image
    Marissa StuartSeptember 18, 2015
    A magical place for indecisive drinkers. Low lighting and intimate booths make it an ideal date spot.
  • Zach R.heart icon on user image
    Zach RSeptember 22, 2015
    The Penicillin is their signature cocktail, but it's not really my style. The bartenders are experts, however, and will make you something incredible and to your own taste.
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    ginnnnnnny 🦀June 11, 2018
    Like the seats. Also i love that instead of reading a menu in the dark you get asked by the server what flavors you like...
  • Sharon T.heart icon on user image
    Sharon TsaoFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite cocktail bar in NYC! They don't have a menu, so you just need to tell them your favorite flavors/liquor/style!
  • O L.heart icon on user image
    O LJuly 2, 2021
    Great little tucked away place. Some of my favourite cocktails are from here. They’re boozy though!
  • Dan T.
    Dan TshinDecember 2, 2015
    One of NYC's best cocktail bars, recommended by one of PDT's bartenders. No menu, but they'll craft something to your flavor/spirit profile
  • Nate S.
    Nate SNovember 3, 2013
    Look up at the camera when you're trying to enter. The hostess isn't listening for knocks or doorbells, she's watching for you on a security camera mounted above the door.
  • Juan Manuel B.heart icon on user image
    Juan Manuel BerrosJanuary 12, 2018
    Variations on negroni, old fa, etc. Everything works great.We asked for a Brandy Alexander and it was neatly executed.Great place.
  • Gordon H.heart icon on user image
    Gordon HolmanSeptember 26, 2016
    Tell them your favorite spirit or flavor and let the genius bartenders do their thing.
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerOctober 17, 2017
    no menu, they’ll just ask what you like and then craft you a cocktail. it will be a fantastic drink.
  • Jeffrey K.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey KaoJune 7, 2017
    Bit of a wait for this one. Tell the bartender what kind of things you like and he'll make it for you as a real speakeasy should.
  • Calvin M.heart icon on user image
    Calvin MultanenFebruary 15, 2015
    Great cocktails. Just tell them the spirits/flavors you like and they make you one based on your preferences.
  • Matt L.heart icon on user image
    Matt LongstaffOctober 6, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere, artisan cocktails, great bartender knowledge, fun secret entrance!
  • Skyler D.heart icon on user image
    Skyler DobinFebruary 18, 2015
    Speakeasies/cocktail bars can be pretentious and uncomfortable. This one isn't. There's no drink menu, so just tell the bartenders what you're into and they freestyle it. They're all friendly.
  • Amber L.
    Amber LockwoodOctober 10, 2014
    Totally missed our text to get in so just showed up with a smile and had no problems
  • Julian S.heart icon on user image
    Julian SDecember 5, 2014
    The more concise you are about your tastes, the better. They will flawlessly bring you great cocktails that will satisfy your boozy cravings.
  • Neil C.heart icon on user image
    Neil CaronMarch 8, 2016
    The original Milk and Honey, originators of one of my favorite cocktails, the Penicillin.
  • Michaelheart icon on user image
    MichaelJuly 23, 2016
    Great drinks here! Especially bitter stuff like Negronis. Let the bar tenders suggest something.
  • Leah M.
    Leah MaloneSeptember 23, 2014
    When a bartender describes your drink of choice as lighting a leather shoe on fire and putting it in whiskey, you know they understand you.
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.April 18, 2015
    "Brighter and more relaxed, this is not quite a reinterpretation of Milk & Honey, but it retains the values that made its predecessor so globally renowned, not least in the drinks." Read more
  • Joshua H.heart icon on user image
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 7, 2016
    Great ambiance, super nice folks working there. THe drinks were all great. Def returning.
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