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21 Essex St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Hester St.
By crosales on 10/6/2008
Checked out White Star with friends early Saturday evening and it was a great chill spot to start off the evening. I tried the absinthe and it was quite refreshing. Must see location! In fact, I might host a bday party there soon.
A bourbon convert
By joolieboolie on 1/20/2009
This is a great place to go to when you want to sit back in a relaxed space with a well designed cocktail. The staff is very friendly and when I didn't know what to order (the menu is extensive), they created a bourbon-mixed drink that suited my tastebuds just fine.
Gold Star, White Star
By loveinthewvillage on 9/22/2009
There are so many wonderfully cliches to express my love for White Star, Sasha Petraske's 'sipping spirits bar' on the fringes of the Lower East Side: I'm wishing on a (White) Star, White Star deserves a gold star, White Star has real star power, White Star leaves me starry-eyed. You get the point. The much smaller though still very cool sibling to Petraske's Milk & Honey, White Star focuses on liquors, most specifically absinthe and amari. The lone bartender does serve up beer and wine, but the real power of this dark and slinky watering hole is the straight liquor, unfettered by sugary juices. The savant behind the bar magically procures the ideal spirit for you, whether its a sharp tangy absinthe or a smoky whiskey. Trust me, it is virtually impossible to leave disappointed. For full review, go to http://therightpick.blogspot.com!
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