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Little Branch, West Village

20 Seventh Avenue S.
West Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 929 4360's insider take:

This discreet hideaway in the West Village could easily coast on nostalgia alone, with jazz trios, vintage portraiture, and a waitstaff clad in flapper attire. The drinks menu reads like a list of your grandparents' favorites—Presbyterians, sidecars, whiskey cobblers—but mixologist Sasha Petraske's obsessive attention to detail and penchant for over-the-top garnishes and pristine fresh ingredients makes them cool again. It's enough to tempt coiffed post-hipsters away from their Pabst (if only for a night). For more of Petraske's cocktail wizardry, try to score a reservation at Milk and Honey, his members-only speakeasy on the Lower East Side (134 Eldridge St.;

Open daily 7 pm to 3 am.

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