This one is going out to Serious Eats writer and good friend Maggie Hoffman who lives frightfully close to the Holiday Cocktail Lounge and has never set foot inside. Me? This is one of those old school New York City bars that I cut my teeth on as a youth. Sometimes what you need in life is an unpretentious drink and no one serves them up better than the Holiday Cocktail Lounge. So much so that NJ Hardcore Punks The Bouncing Souls wrote a song about it.