More importantly than where you’re drinking tonight is where you’ll be drinking three months from now. Which new bars are opening this spring, and which ones actually have a chance of surviving? Once the sun goes down later, and prime outdoor space becomes cult-worthy, where will you want to sip cocktails in your best warm-weather attire? We present some of the most exciting bars on the horizon, including Milk & Honey’s Eldridge St. replacement, a new Noho saloon, and a new reason to venture to Brooklyn’s waterfront this summer.
- Molly Friedman
Lower East Side
134 Eldridge St.
(Bt. Delancey & Broome Sts.)
The former Eldridge St. home of Milk & Honey
will be transformed into a new bar -- with the same speakeasy style -- by two former M&H bartenders, Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy. Planned changes include ripping out the first three booths in the front, and replacing the tin ceiling. Also? A refreshing no-reservations policy.
: August 2013