Best cocktails near Hell's Kitchen?
This article in today's NYT gives some good options for you:
Stecchino is another option, on 9th avenue; not as good as downtown spots, but some decent cocktail options with interesting ingredients.
765 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Good article. I'll be looking into some of those options. The cocktail list at Rum House seemed to me pretty run-of-the-mill, though, when I went a few weeks ago, and maybe not what the OP calls "high quality craft cocktails". There's nothing wrong with the drinks; they're just not particularly innovative. (Think mojitos, chocolate martinis, etc...)
228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036