The Best Place to Hide is in Plain Sight
After a night of comedy at The Stand, Aish and I wanted to grab drinks after our giggles. Given our location, I suggested hitting up Milk & Honey. This is the type of place that only "those in the know" know about - there is no signage or street address. Look for curved silver doors (to the left of the McDonald's..ugh I know!) and open them up - you will pass through a black curtain and then be transported to a speakeasy!
This is one of the swankiest cocktail lounges in the city. There is no menu. Everything is bespoke...DON'T FREAK OUT! As long as you have an idea of what you like/dislike, you're set!
I asked for a rum-based cocktail, inspired by a daiquiri. The bartender whipped up a "Cloak & Dagger" which is a daiquiri (not a frozen one...the traditional type with rum, lime juice and simple syrup) with multiple types of rum.
I don't remember the technical term for Aish's cocktail; it was gin-based with citrus.
We really enjoyed both of our cocktails. We saw the bartender mixing up some fun drinks and asked her some questions. I guess she could tell we were big cocktail fans, so she served us a cocktail sample. It reminded me of the flavor profile of a pina colada without all the fake flavors - just the purity of pineapple and coconut.
This place is NOT cheap. Cocktails are $16 a pop. I recommend sitting at the bar so you can watch the bartenders at work - this is an art form. I love the craftsmanship of building cocktails. It doesn't get much better than a front-row seat.