August 7, 2008

East Side Company Bar - Milk & Honey's More Friendly Sibling

martiniLocated deep in the lower east side on Essex and Grand, you have to know where you are going to find this hidden joint with the characteristic no signage and humble abode similar to its older brother, Milk & Honey.

Inside, it has the same speakeasy feel of Milk & Honey - small and dark, with traditional booths good for settling in for some pre or post party cocktails. One feels somewhat transported back to the prohibition era complete with the cool looking bartenders.

Drinks are not as fancy as Milk & Honey, but they are cheaper and there is a large selection of classics from martinis to a surprisingly good strawberry mint margarita.

I see East Side Company Bar as kind of like a Milk & Honey for the "Average Joe."

No reservations needed, no secret number necessary...just show up the old fashioned way and wait for a table.

Just the way I like it.

East Side Company Bar
49 Essex St., New York, NY
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