Middle Branch Bar
Words by Simon Difford on 28-May-2015
154 East 33rd Street, (btwn Lexington & 3rd Aves) , New York, NY, 10016, United States
Tel: +1 212 213 1350
Website: Not supplied
Hours: Daily 5pm-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Lounge bar
Recommended for: Board/card games, Bowling/skittles, Child friendly, Cigars/smoking
Price guide: Middling
Food: No food
Sister to the better known Little Branch this is also part of the late Sasha Petraske's stable of cocktail bars, the man who famously brought us Milk and Honey. As you'd expect, the cocktail offering is classically led and influenced, segregating drinks by category.
Formerly an antique shop, Middle Branch straddles two floors - downstairs two high communal tables divide the room and at is common to find locals sat and standing around these tables enjoying live jazz and other bands who play here. Upstairs the second bar area is more loungy.