Milady’s Bar in Soho is a classic dive bar. It is a gem still standing in a gentrified and shopified neighborhood. The Red Bench, our former Sullivan Street stand-by dive bar has been closed down. It was a long time coming, but last night we were in that kind of mood in the middle of Soho and nowhere to go! We’d had some appetizers and a few cocktails at Clarkson, a new hot spot nearby. So as we passed through Soho we decided to go back to Milady’s Bar for the first time in years for a nightcap. It was still pretty early in the evening and we managed a spot at the crowded bar. We immediately struck up conversations with everyone surrounding us. It was a friendly, if a little bit drunken vibe. We had a really enjoyable time and landed with a check equal to two cocktails after quite a few beers. Of course the nice gentleman next to us bought a round or even two. And we bought back. Either way, $30 seemed absurdly low, so I doubled it. The 4 guys serving us at the last bar got as much and certainly worked half as hard! We’ll go back to Milady’s Bar, but probably not anytime soon.
160 Prince Street