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Attaboy

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Attaboy144.5
speakeasy style • these guys • skilled

134 Eldridge St
New York City, NY 10002, US
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  • Photo of Jennifer Watts
    a year ago
    From the makers of milk and honey
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  • Photo of Charlie Robinson
    Andrew Rice' s bar brilliant
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  • Photo of B Rav
    2 years ago
    Awesome cocktails!
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  • Photo of Hotel Indigo
    2 years ago
    There aren't any menus at this speakeasy-style joint, but that's fine: bartenders are well versed in the stirring art of cocktail-ology. The industrial-chic space is a bit small and becomes crowded easily, so expect a wait if you go during peak hours—there is a no-reservations policy.
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  • Photo of Travel + Leisure
    2 years ago
    When legendary speakeasy Milk & Honey left its downtown digs, two of the bar's protegés took over and transformed it into Attaboy.
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  • Photo of RightFing Now
    2 years ago
    They don't have a menu at this 15 person cocktail bar.  Tell the barkeep what you like and he'll do the rest. RFN.
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  • Photo of James Falconer
    2 years ago
    Seriously good cocktails.
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  • Photo of Raja H
    3 years ago
    I always have a good time at Attaboy, but it does depend on how well you can explain what you like. There was still a (small) wait for Friday at 1am. Shared a table with Carlos, Laura, Tom.
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  • Photo of Sean Fitzroy
    3 years ago
    Great improv cocktails, opens at 6
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  • Photo of Katherine Lazaris
    Hidden entrance... "Knock gently" Cocktail bar, they ask what you like and then they design a cocktail for you
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  • Photo of Raja H
    3 years ago
    Brig! Was my turn. Such a great bar
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  • Photo of Samuel Anderson
    4 years ago
    Just tell the bartender what you're in the mood for, and he'll create a cocktail on the spot.
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  • Photo of Dana Davies
    4 years ago
    Old milk and honey - ring buzzer-Steel door with AB- neon sign A
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  • Photo of Margot Mazur
    4 years ago
    Sam Ross’ Attaboy took the spot formerly occupied by Milk & Honey. It’s been described as a speakeasy but you don’t need a reservation or a membership. No actual cocktail menu but apparently you don’t need one with bartenders that good.
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  • Photo of Hasma A
    2 months ago
    nice place, great presentation, this place is not trying to be fancy, the quality speaks for itself.
  • Photo of Helen T
    2 months ago
    The main thing I don't like about this place is the name, it could've been called something much cooler!! I like the non-de script entrance and was lucky to only have to wait about 10 minutes. The bar tender asked us a few questions and the drinks we got were nice but I was expecting something a bit more extravagant and a bit more theatre for the price. I'd go back here mainly to take new people but I don't think I'd have given 4 stars if I had had to wait a lot longer.
  • Photo of Greg P
    3 months ago
    After being admitted on a busy Thursday night, I was happy to stand in the corner and enjoyed the atmosphere. I asked for something 'Negroneish'. The bartender didn't follow up with any questions or suggest anything specific. The resulting Negroni was fine and adequate, but not what I would expect from something ranked in the world's top 10 bars - Gin, Amaro Montenegro, dry vermouth - I found the ingredients and overall drink boring and could have made it at home. This is the problem with their no menu model - if they had suggested the drink beforehand I would have asked for something different. After paying $18 for the drink - the most expensive I've had in NY - I decided to depart and try another place on my list. The host asked me if everything was ok, which I appreciated. I gave him my honest opinion and expected we could leave it at that. I was then admonished for not leaving a tip and told they depend on tips for paying the rent. A little much, considering I stood in the corner for a total of 10 minutes and payed $18 for what I felt was an average drink. I hate to judge a place based one one drink, hence giving two stars instead of one.
  • Photo of Phileas_Blog
    3 months ago
    Hidden behind the store front of a tailor shop in the lower east side of Manhattan, Attaboy serves expertly crafted cocktails. The establishment does not take reservations – one lines up outside an unmarked door (under the watchful eye of a small video camera) and every now and then, bar staff will pop outside to take phone numbers from potential patrons who are then given an approximate wait time. We simply returned to the door near the expected end of our waiting period and were welcomed inside. The establishment is quite small – there are a few booths, but the best option is to have a seat at the bar. There is no food, and there are no drink menus. The bar staff simply asks for general flavor profiles that are enjoyed by a particular guest, and then creates a cocktail to suit one’s taste. In our case, this was spectacularly effective. Highly recommended!
  • Photo of BeerFulledDude
    5 months ago
    I liked it here - my Wife wasn't a huge fan. No menus for drinks - you describe what kind of cocktails you like and they make one for you. We arrived quite late - so there was no queue. Knock on the door, they come out and ID you and then bring you in. There didn't seem like a lot of seats (wasn't sure if they had any outside). It's a tough one, because I would suggest a visit, but my Wife wouldn't.
  • Photo of Ryeguy2010
    7 months ago
    Arrived at 9:45 pm on a Sunday night and told that they were full and we were looking at a 30 min wait. Took my number (made no note of the fact that we were not from town). Went back after nearly an hour and told we were 'next on list, and to go grab a quick beer'. They never did call. Have been to all kinds of amazing bars all over the world and never treated so poorly.
  • Photo of Jared W
    7 months ago
    First night in NYC and my wife and I were completely blown away by the hospitality and scrupulousness of Attaboy. From the door to the nook to the bar, everything felt right, intimate, and comfortable. No menu, no worries. The bar team is of the finest mettle and kept us engaged and intrigued throughout the night. Every time I return to NYC, Attaboy will always have a place on my docket.
  • Photo of holidaybosss
    7 months ago
    we didnt really know the deal with this place i just had it on my list of bars to visit from reviews online. we turned up quite late and eventually found it with AB on the door, otherwise it is very hidden, people were leaving as we arrived so we walked through into the bar. we were kindly asked to leave at first as it was full and there was a list of people waiting however when chatting with the lady on the door we said we only had an hour before out meal she managed to squeeze us in for a couple of drinks ! i loved the service, there is no menu the bartender simply asks what flavours you like and he will make you a cocktail accordingly. we each had 2 cocktails and they were all very tasty, the bartenders knowledge and skill is amazing. thanks for a great first speakeasy bar experience.
  • Photo of russian33
    7 months ago
    Literally hidden. A door in a building. No sign. Door is locked. Inside is an amazing speakeasy that serves up fantastic cocktails. Just name your poison, and bartender will do the magic.
  • Photo of Socialresponder
    7 months ago
    After a wait of 2 hours it was my turn to get in. Cocktails were JUST amazing. No menu the Bartender ask you favoriete taste, alcohol ,.. and makes the best you ever had, the price is 17$ But the Only work with the top A BRANDS.
  • Photo of M_Stoneway
    7 months ago
    First went here a couple of years ago and then visited again last weekend. It's a somewhat hidden bar, which adds to the secret/speakeasy vibe. The staff member who greeted us was very friendly, and we only had a short wait outside before being admitted. (It was a Sunday night, so probably not their busiest time.) Once you get inside, the cocktails here are seriously good. It's well worth a visit - and we'll definitely return.
  • Photo of BitterJeff
    7 months ago
    In town Monday night and was lucky to get a seat in just a few minutes. Just tell them what you are in the mood for and they work there magic. Great Time
  • Photo of NatureGuyDECH
    8 months ago
    As folks who visited this place might know the chef is no amateur. He had several Michelin stars under his name. I loved no non sense setting. Great concept. His wife worked the front. She was absolutely lovely and very friendly to us. We ordered almost the whole menu that evening. The most memorable dish was the sea urchin. Ahhh. unbelievable and seaweed crackers. The rest was fine but did not leave with me long lasting impression. The presentation was simple and clean by no mean the chef tried Micheln style. It is great but not sure if I am addicted. I would return for the sea urchin dish. Great Staff
  • Photo of Bobby D
    10 months ago
    Led by the steady had of Mr Sam Ross this is where my long journey through the 50bestbars list peaked. I had tried to visit all 50 bars on the list and had done nearly 30 or so of them when I came here. It took me a while both to find it and then to get in. But as I was standing outside in the freezing cold I had a feeling that there was something special about this one. I wasn't wrong. From the moment I got in the gentleman at the door welcomed me and took the time to sit down and explain how things work there. You see, you don't order off a menu, you have a conversation with the bartender that usually ended with him telling me; I got you. I love those 3 words! And yes he got me. From the infamous penicillin to any other concoction that came from the skilled hands of not only Sam but all the bartenders, just pure perfection. I do like dead rabbit society but I absolutely ADORE Attaboy!
  • Photo of TravellinTash
    10 months ago
    Great experience. Finally found the black door with the AB sticker - only indication that this is the place. It was a Thursday night when we went so we were lucky to get in. There were only 2 of us so when we knocked a group were just leaving so there was room for us at the bar. The place has a great vibe, very low key and not a bit pretentious. The bar man came over and started to chat all the while finding out what tickled our taste buds. Leave it with me he said and off he went. A few minutes later 2 drinks appeared and low and behold I couldn't have asked for better! There is no menu, the bar staff suss out what tastes you like and go with that. What a talent! Loved the concept and when we asked for the bill he scribbled it on a napkin and slid it across to us! Not too expensive compared to others like it. Loved this place would definitely go back and recommend it 100%
  • Photo of bregeenc
    a year ago
    Dropped in on my own on a Thursday evening. I wasn't aware it was a speakeasy so I asked a few people on the street where to go. The staff where friendly and welcoming. The space is narrow and small with dark, rustic but warm decor. Cocktails are $17 each, this is the most I've paid for a cocktail in NYC. Despite that they where great cocktails. The server was in tune with what you wanted, true mixologists.
  • Photo of Eric C
    a year ago
    Speakeasies are more than overdone, but the hard to find door, the wait,the cocktails were worth it. The slightly pretentious wait means you actually have space at the bar once in, and the expert bartenders can take time with your drinks. Fabulous selection of liquors, but worth sticking with some of the classics. Started with a Side Car, then a Last Word, finished with a fabulous 17 year hibiki japanese whiskey. Worth seeking out.
  • Photo of Carlos T
    a year ago
    This cocktail bar is truly a hidden gem, no wonder why it's on top on all the lists. It's hiding behind one of those random doors near China town. If it's too busy, you can leave your number and they'll contact you by SMS once there's some space. Once inside, choose whatever ingredients you want and they'll make a cocktail for you.
  • Photo of Germán G
    a year ago
    I went here as it is the birthplace of one of my favorite cocktails which is The Penicillin. The Penicilin was nicely crafted and delicious, I ordered other cocktails based of Single Malt Scotch and all of them were on point. Now it is probably my favorite craft cocktail spot. The staff and crowd was very friendly. It has nice ambiance, small and cozy.
  • Photo of Anna K
    a year ago
    When I had my first cocktail in Attaboy, this was the first time I truly realised what a well balanced drink is! Amazing service, very personalised cocktails made just for you. Highly recommended. And it is not that hard to get in.

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