best place to avoid the meat market bar scene (2008)
The secret Lower East Side bar MILK & HONEY takes its reputation as a high-end drinking establishment seriously. So much so that it's posted a list of rules for wooing in the bathroom (and what better time to inform its clientele than when their pants are down). Should a "gentleman" wish to meet a woman, he must first ask the bartender, who will introduce him. Women are given more leeway, and can approach any studly garçon they please. Now there's just the issue of procuring the bar's unlisted phone number, required for a reservation and entrance.