Those in need of a rest from the bustling bars of NYC have found their match. Middle Branch Bar’s serenity is sure to win over those in search of a quaint, picturesque night out.
Sasha Petraske, the infamous founder of Milk and Honey, dared to bring his new establishment to Murray Hill. Its elegant, dim, atmosphere provides a haven for a relaxing cocktail. Live jazz performances will entertain guests, which they may enjoy from either of the two floors.
Its brick walls, wooden tables, and scattered candles highlight the rich, speakeasy ambiance. Much like its sister bars Little Branch, Milk and Honey, and Silver Lining, Middle Branch offers similar specialty cocktails, including the Queen’s Park Swizzle. Snacks and appetizers will also be available. Petraske’s success at his other locations has us positive this that Middle Branch’s uniqueness will lure visitors effortlessly.
The stage is set, the players are in position, all that remains is for the curtain to go up on the first ever Manhattan Cocktail Classic, to be held this weekend at venues across the city.
The event has been organized to celebrate the life and times of the classic form of the cocktail, from its insemination in the early 1800's to its place in contemporary society. Coming together for the weekend are an astounding ensemble of pioneers and icons in the bar world, from Dale 'King Cocktail' Degroff, Sasha Petraske (of elusive, exclusive and down-right enviable Milk & Honey fame), and Doug Frost - one of only three people in the world to complete the Master Sommelier's course and become America's Master of Wine.
Long Island City finally got its very own 19th century themed saloon. After much anticipation, Dutch Kills lives up to its hype. Bar goers applaud owners Richard Boccato and Sasha Petraske, as they have created an 1890’s saloon masterpiece.
Leave behind the modern concrete jungle of New York and step back 100 years. That is what you will find when you walk through the front doors of Dutch Kills. It’s a place for hipsters to enjoy the elegance of a mid 19th century saloon and pay homage to the areas past. Dutch Kills translates to Dutch creek, which tributes the Dutch settlers that occupied the land.