White Star

Cocktail, Lounge, Bar
$ $ $
21 Essex St (btwn Hester & Canal)
New York, NY 10002


  • Order the Sazerak cocktail, the original morning cocktail c. 1814. Then order their Manhattan.
  • Bartenders choice!
  • order the Kentucky Maid
  • Yes. Just, yes.
  • Try a bartenders choice with Brooklyn Hemispherical Bitters - Sriracha and Black Mission Fig are awesome!
  • the dark and stormys are gingeriffic
  • My favorite bar in the whole city. TJ and Luis make the best drinks, it's uncanny. I'd recommend something, but I'd just get everything.
  • Bring cash - that's all they accept - and enough to drop $10-$12 per drink. The drinks are Milk & Honey level delicious.
  • Ask for the Alaska cocktail saying Luxury Man Planet adviced you and you will also get a surprise...
  • Fresh cocktails, laid back atmosphere - and great bartenders! Ask John Bird for ideas on what to get
  • Relatively new owner/operator John gets it done. Happy anniversary!
  • The best Hit Toddies EVER!!!
  • tip #1, you have to try the absinthe here. tip #2, remember that they focus on spirits here so no mixed drinks!
  • always order off the menu
  • new owner...but its still ok
  • Finally a good cocktail!
  • Great tunes, v. romantic
  • Probably one of the best Old Fashions in the city
  • Ms. Hazel is spectacular!
  • Ask for a 'Rumble'!

Nearby places

169 E Broadway (btwn Rutgers & Jefferson St)
35 Canal St (at Ludlow St)
27 Essex St (btwn Grand & Hester St.)