Petraske Empire Flourishes, Unfortunely Via W


Sasha Petraske, of Milk & Honey fame, has become the head of a small empire of cocktail bars across the country. Partnering with W Hotels, he has managed to spread his mixology message through such establishments as Drinkshop in Atlanta and POV in D.C. His latest venture is Descent, set to open in Boston in early 2010.

Described as “a 1920s speakeasy vibe with a sleek, twenty-first century lounge experience,” the new bar will be run by serious mixologists who have undergone the strict Petraske training (fresh juice, good ice). The crowd, however, will still be that which frequents W Hotel bars.