We’ve sensed for a while that the era of the speakeasy might be on the wane, and now the Feed brings the news that neo-speakeasy Milk & Honey is leaving its secretive Eldridge Street digs. Don’t worry, word is the cocktail bar will relocate uptown, while a spot called Attaboy takes over the space “with backing from Sasha Petraske.” According to the Feed, cocktails will “still skew classic, but they’re doing away with the reservations policy and renovating the space, breaking through the facade and installing windows and glass doors.” Think “a 1940s or 1950s private investigators office,” says bartender Sam Ross, who’s co-helming the project. That all sounds pretty swell, but “Attaboy”? What is it with terrible bar names on the LES these days?
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