Founded by a group of musicians and located in the former Village Gate space, the venue boasts film, jazz, classical music, dance parties, art exhibits and more.
Every F: I Love the ’90s Show, a party with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air.
Every Sa: Back to the Eighties dance party and show with Jessie’s Girl.
The expansive, partially heated rooftop garden boasts panoramic views of the city's skyline, while the glass-enclosed penthouse lounge provides a spacious, indoor alternative. The bar serves up a standard array of cocktails for patrons to enjoy while chowing down on American cuisine. M-F 4 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 10 am-4 am. $$
This wood-finished speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is outfitted with lush red-leather sofas and perched above the original 2nd Avenue Deli. A lengthy list of libations offers seasonal and permanent specialty cocktails alongside a food menu sourcing pastrami and other house-prepared meats and their off-shoots (veal bone broth; beef bone marrow), as well as Eastern European specialties such as potato pierogi and herring served in a variety of ways.
Within this 4,400-square-foot lounge located in the famous McGraw-Hill building, guests enjoy a nuanced menu food with snacks like tuffle mac and cheese, pesto pizza, seafood and meat options, as well as vegetable plates and desserts. A variety of both exclusive and classic cocktails plus thorough wine, champagne and beer lists make 48 Lounge a go-to for professionals and partiers. M 4 pm-midnight, Tu-Th 4 pm-2 am, F 4 pm-3:30 am, Sa 6 pm-3:30 am.
A succinct food menu goes easy on your stomach's decision muscle, but a list of 30-plus housemade specialty cocktails—e.g., Emancipator Again: Crop Organic cucumber vodka, lime juice, citronage, agave, ginger, cucumber, cilantro, vinegar—gives fans of complex libations a gentle reminder that this speakeasy is more than worth the trip Uptown. L & D (daily). $$$