Time Out says
Walk through an unmarked side door at the front of Japanese restaurant Village Yokocho, and you’ll find yourself in perhaps the classiest joint in the East Village. Angel’s Share remains completely unknown to some of its neighbors, and that duality is part of its charm. Standing around and groups of four or more are not allowed—but this is really a date place anyway, offering a stellar view of Stuyvesant Square and excellent cocktails, including one of the city’s best grasshoppers. The rotating list of inventive quaffs is organized by spirit, though the tuxedoed bartenders will gladly surprise you with a custom concoction.
8 Stuyvesant St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave; N, R to 8th St–NYU; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 6pm–1:30am; Thu 6pm–2am; Fri, Sat 6pm–2:30am|
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Angel's Share is hidden inside a Japanese restaurant on the LES, and personally I prefer the restaurant it's hidden inside to the speakeasy itself. The spot is often overcrowded, which you'd think would be a good sign but really it's a lot of hype. People are lined up for cocktails that while good, are really overpriced for what they are. Service was also super slow (even when the bar wasn't packed).
I have been wanting to check out Angel’s Share for years after hearing my friend rave about the cocktails. The same friend is now moving back to California, and we used it as the perfect excuse to come here. I had braced myself for a long wait, but surprisingly, we were seated within ten minutes. Amongst four of us, we tried eight different cocktails. All of them were so unique and tasty with mixtures of fruit, traditional Japanese flavors and seasonings. The service is also impeccable. One of the servers accidentally knocked over my friend’s water, and even though he barely got splashed on, he was incredibly apologetic. I’d highly recommend this bar – it’s truly a hidden gem.