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Attaboy

134 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002 40.718887 -73.991335
nr. Broome St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Scene: After Hours, After Work, Hot Spot
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Official Website

attaboy.us

Hours

Daily, 6pm-4am

Nearby Subway Stops

J, Z at Bowery

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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There’s no sign, and the window suggests that the space is a turn-of-the-century tailor shop. But when you ring the doorbell at 134 Eldridge, you’re greeted by a smiling young man who asks how many are in your party. He might seat you right away, or—especially if it’s a bit later on a weekend—take down your phone number and let you know when space opens up. The bar was once Milk & Honey, opened by the legendary Sasha Petraske in 1999. Since 2012, though, it’s been Attaboy, renovated and owned by two M&H alumni, Sam Ross and Michael Mcllroy. The lights in the narrow space are, of course, low; the music is purely atmospheric until some obscure hip-hop sample perks up your ears; and the affable bartenders sport that ur-mixologist look of facial hair and plaid. There’s no menu, so you let them know what you’re in the mood for. Suggest a spirit—rum, say—and they’ll ask whether you want it light and citrusy or “a bit stiffer.” A stiff rum drink could be the Chet Baker, made with sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters, and honey with an expressed orange peel as its garnish. The sweet and bitter will be perfectly in balance, as these guys know what they’re doing—they’re of quite a storied lineage, after all. The drinks are a bit pricey and it’s a tourist draw, but it’s a standard-bearer.–

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