This hidden gem on the Lower East Side’s Eldridge Street was home to the famous speak-easy Milk & Honey. Well, the bartenders stayed behind and now run Attaboy, the tiny, exclusive, no-reservations cocktail haven that is carrying the torch.

The space has been given a minor makeover; the booths are now gone, doubling the size of the popular bar, and the walls have been given a bit of a whitewash. There is no written cocktail list, instead your bartender will ask you about your tastes and favourite spirits and whip something up to suit your mood.

These guys are out to impress and know their stuff, so don’t be afraid to be too precise or adventurous in your requests set them a challenge they can rise to. Alongside the bespoke cocktails, there are plans underway to introduce canned beer and charcuterie plates, and unlike its predecessor, reservations are no longer required to secure a table.

134 Eldridge Street. No phone, no website.