The Seville

Seude sofas and leather barstools offer seating in a sleek setting for live jazz music during the week and weekend DJs, at this Midtown cocktail bar and lounge with a steamy atmosphere. 

The Skylark

This upscale weekday cocktail bar in the heart of Times Square South is set with panoramic views from the surrouding Midtown area that extend to Hudson Yards and the Hudson River. Plush sofas offer seating on a ceilingless glass-enclosed roof deck eye level with the nearby Empire State Building, while an elegant billiards room, a main lounge, a sleek bar with suede barstool seating, and a cafe-style living room offer guests ample ambiances in which to enjoy handcrafted specialty cocktails and globally-influenced bar bites. 

The Slipper Room

Burlesque variety shows, involving everything from contortionism and magic to fire-breathing and dagger-throwing to aerial work and striptease, play to SRO crowds Wed thru Sat from 10 p.m. at the laid-back Lower East Side bar. Bar open nightly from 7 p.m.

The Standard Biergarten

This Meatpacking fixture serves house-brewed German beers in tall frosty mugs that are redeemable via drink tickets available for purchase at the door. Tickets can also be used for house-baked pretzels and old-world sausages, but make sure you leave a friend behind to watch over one of the highly coveted ping-pong tables. M-W 4 pm-1 am, Th 2 pm-1 am, F 2 pm-2 am, Sa 12 pm-2 am, Su 2 pm-1 am. $$

The Stonewall Inn

This historic LGBTQ bar—site of the 1969 Stonewall Riots—is touted as the origin of “Gay Pride.” A wood-paneled ground floor contrasts a flashy upstairs with disco balls and daily drag shows. Comedy and cabaret shows are also presented. 

The Tippler

The subterranean bar in Chelsea Market is a 3,000-square-foot neighborhood drinking room serving small plates, a dozen beers on tap, 32 wines by the glass and handcrafted cocktails. Sun-Wed 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Thurs-Sat 5 p.m.-4 a.m.

The Triad

The Upper West Side theater and club features a variety of singers and comedians, with several shows nightly.

The Warren

In this candlelit restaurant with a brick-walled bar, popular starters include East and West Coast oysters as well as entrées such as steelhead salmon and spring lamb with artichokes, spring onion, nettle soubise (sauce made with slow-cooked nettle leaf and onion) and black trumpet mushroom sauce. In addition, the restaurant offers a rotating wine list and specialty cocktails from top-notch bartenders. D (nightly), Brunch (Su). $$$ 

The West 79th Street Boat Basin Cafe

Views of the Hudson River abound at this outdoor café, which serves barbecue and seafood dishes along with pitchers of summery drinks. Mon-Wed noon-11 p.m., Thurs-Sat noon-11:30 p.m., Sun noon-10 p.m.

The Whiskey Ward

The impressive array of single-malt bourbons and scotches is the real draw at this Wild West-styled saloon, complete with whiskey barrels and peanuts on the floor. Daily 5 p.m.-4 a.m.


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