Stone Rose

Encompassing 5,500 square feet of stone and rosewood, this chic venue overlooking Columbus Circle is known for its signature martinis and cosmopolitans. Mon-Wed noon-2 am, Thurs-Sat noon-3 am


Walk into this ice cream parlor and tell 32 year-old, Las Vegas-born owner Courtney Bond, "I'd like to see the storage room, please." Space and proper attire permitting (no sneakers,) she'll escort you past a door outfitted in 180 empty ice cream cartons, to her dimly-lit, exposed-brick speakeasy, where cocktails don clever names such as "Next Stop Hunter College" and "Tea at The Carlyle." 

Stout NYC

Three spacious floors with bars, booths and high-top tables cater to sports fans with 36 TVs and 200 beers on offer. Daily until 4 a.m. DJ Thurs-Sat, Karaoke Sat.

Studio XXI

Designed to resemble a recording studio with equalizer lights trimming the bar and gold records on one wall, the intimate second-floor lounge concocts cocktails that match the various kinds of music the DJs spin. Thurs-Sat 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

Sugar East

A grandfathered-in smoking license allows this upscale lounge and bar to be one of seven NYC venues to permit smoking indoors. Small plates include lobster arepa, skewers of chorizo and pineapple, and boneless house-smoked wings in tamarind barbecue sauce. A short-but-serious wine list complements an extensive menu of house-designed cocktails labeled by flavor, such as "grapefruit," "charred lemon" or "tobacco." Asthmatics beware: Smoking is the theme. D (nightly). $$$


Low-key and earthy, the scene is diverse and the crowd often artsy. Mon-Sat 9 p.m.-4 a.m.

Swift Hibernian Lounge

Pints of Guinness are pulled the traditional way and shepherd’s pie tops the bill of fare at this woody Irish pub that pays homage in name and ambience to Jonathan Swift, native-son patriot, writer and creator of the original traveling man, Gulliver. Daily noon-4 a.m.

Swing 46

Offering nightly live big-band music, this retro cabaret, a favorite of swing-dance enthusiasts, provides pre-show dance lessons and a complete traditional American dinner menu.

Band: Su-Th 8:30-11:30 pm, F & Sa 9:30 pm-1 am

Dance Lesson: 9 pm

Music Charge: $15 Su-Th, $20 F & Sa

Food Served: 5 pm-midnight

Happy Hour: 5-7 pm


Terminal 5

The largest Midtown music venue to open in more than a decade welcomes a mix of musicians. Times/prices vary.

Terra Blues

A club for die hard blues enthusiasts with an impressive scotch and bourbon selection, Terra Blues turns out two different live performances nightly. Sun-Thurs 7 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Fri 7 p.m.-3:30 a.m., Sat 6 p.m.-3:30 a.m.


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