Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Address: 134 Eldridge St.
The cocktail world went amok when Milk & Honey announced it was vacating its legendary clandestine LES digs for loftier space near Madison Square Park. Yet the old spot, now that it's morphed into Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy's more casual Attaboy, maintains its allure. The bar is longer, the lighting is brighter (sadly, it's much harder to get a booth make-out session started), and there is no mysterious phone number to finagle for a reservation, but the drinks are as good as ever. Like its predecessor, there is no menu. Simply tell the bartender what you're craving-say, a refreshing gin concoction- and a Gordon's Cup may magically appear moments later.