Nightlife

The Central Bar

109 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003
212-529-5333
This self-styled Irish sports bar is a terrific place to combine two of life's greatest joys: Irish brunch and Sunday afternoon football.
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Stan's Sports Bar

836 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
718-993-5548
There's not much in the way of aesthetics at this Bronx watering hole.
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Ships of Fools

1590 2nd Ave, between 82nd and 83rd St, New York, NY 10028
212-570-2651
There's nothing at all foolish about stopping by this Upper East Sider for drinks...
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GYM Sportsbar

167 8th Ave, between 18th & 19th, New York, NY 10011
212-337-2439
Billed as the "First and Only Gay Sports Bar" in the city, GYM caters to Chelsea's sporting crowd with fun themes, great music and terrific daily drink specials.
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Floyd NY

131 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-858-5810
Spacious and comfortable, this Atlantic Avenue is nothing if not versatile, and the neighborhood folks pack the place to participate in the Five Boroughs' only year round bocce tournament.
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Bounce Restaurant & Sports Lounge

1403 2nd Ave, corner of 73rd St, New York, NY
212-535-2183
Boasting a dozen wide-screen plasma TVs and raised bar area, Bounce is without question a cool place to meet with friends.
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40/40 Club

6 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010
212-832-4040
For all intents and purposes, this Flatiron spot is far too sexy to be thrown into the sports bar mix.
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Ulysses

95 Pearl St, New York, NY 10004
212-482-0400
After doing the work thing (or, for tourists, the Stock Market tour), some folks need a place where they can loosen their ties, unwind, munch on a gyro, and sip a professionally-poured, 20-ounce pint o' stout.
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Tír na nÓg Irish Bar & Grill

5 Penn Plz, New York, NY 10001 212-630-0249
This handsome pub is a true godsend for weary travelers who've just arrived to Penn Station.
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The Spotted Pig

314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
212-620-0393
West Village setting aside, this gathering spot is a London-style gastro-pub in every sense of the word.
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Swift Hibernian Lounge

34 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
212-260-3600
No doubt inspired by the neighborhood pubs found in Ireland, this East Village partners with its SoHo (Puck Fair) and Lower East Side (Ulysses) siblings to form a formidable triumvirate of cozy confines, fun times, and good-natured charm.
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St. Dymphna's

118 St Marks Pl, between Ave A and 1st Ave, New York, NY 10009
212-254-6636
Guinness flows freely, and live folk music can be heard on weekends.
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Puck Fair

298 LaFayette St, New York, NY 10012
212-431-1200
Brothers Swift and Ulysses keep folks in the East Village and Lower East Side, respectively, well stocked with Guinness Stout, fish & chips, and cottage pie.
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Patrick Kavanagh's

497 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
212-889-4304
Patrick Kavanagh's is the consummate NYC sports pub: dark mahogany accents, real Irish barkeeps and, plenty of rich Guinness draught.
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Paddy Maguire's Ale House

237 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
212-473-8407
Paddy Maguire's, a traditional Irish pub, enjoys the combined patronage of students, neighborhood folks and business types.
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O'Connor's Bar

39 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 10003
718-783-9721
Nestled between Bergen and Dean Streets, this Irish-style pub may be older than the bricks surrounding it.
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Molly's

287 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010
212-889-3361
One of the city's coziest watering holes, Molly's is Irish through and through, from friendly staff all the way down to the hardwood floors covered with sawdust.
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McSorley's Old Ale House

15 E 7th St, between 2nd & 3rd Aves, New York, NY 10003
212-473-9148
An old, emerald standby with close to 150 years under its belt, this Irish bar offers only two distinct libations: McSorley's Light and McSorley's Dark.
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Kinsale Tavern

1672 3rd Ave, btwn 93rd & 94th Sts, New York, NY 10128
212-348-4370
A true, fun-loving Irish sports pub, Kinsale takes very little about itself seriously.
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Druids

736 10th Ave, between 50th and 51st St, New York, NY 10019
212-307-6410
It might not be located in the middle of well-known bars and restaurants, but this Irish pub will not disappoint you with its style and casual atmosphere.
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Croxley Ales

28 Avenue B, Manhattan, NY 10009
212-253-6140
Croxley's has a lot of beer. And it's all good beer, too.
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Brooklyn Inn

148 Hoyt St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
718-522-2525
Locals cherish this corner dive for its casual atmosphere, impressive beer selection and top-flight juke box, alone worth the train ride to Boerum Hill.
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An Beal Bocht Café

445 W 238th St, Bronx, NY 10463
718-884-7127
Step inside this traditional Irish pub and you'll feel as though you've been swept off to the Emerald Isle mahogany accents and bar, candles, and various pictures and mementos that share an "all things Irish" motif.
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The Whiskey Blue

541 Lexington Ave, W New York Hotel, New York, NY 10022
212-407-2947
he Whiskey Blue, located on the corner of Lexington and 49th Street, enjoys the patronage of a good mix of people ­ from models and entertainers to local business types and wannabe hipsters.
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Shalel Lounge

65½ W 70th St, lower level, New York, NY 10023
212-873-2300
This oft-overlooked sub-level bar in the West 70s offers comfortable, low-key environs for those wanting to escape the crowds and bustle of the neighborhood's more high-profile joints.
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Le Cirque

151 E 58th St, courtyard of 1 Beacon Ct, New York, NY 10022
212-644-0202
A world all its own, Le Cirque provides an eccentric and elegant atmosphere where you can unwind and enjoy an exceptional meal after a long day.
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King Cole Bar

2 E 55th St, St. Regis Hotel, New York, NY 10022-3103
212-339-6721
This posh and luxurious Midtown bar is located inside the St. Regis Hotel.
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'disiac

402 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019
212-586-9880
Pay close attention on your stroll through Hell's Kitchen or you may just miss the door to this dark, intimate lounge, which just so happens to be one of the neighborhood's most stylish watering holes.
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Carolines on Broadway

1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Sts, New York, NY 10019 212-757-4100
Not for the timid, Caroline's presents well-known acts performing raunchy comedy.
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Auction House

300 E 89th St, between 1st and 2nd Aves, New York, NY 10128
212-427-4458
If you want to see the preferred watering hole of quite a few of the New York Rangers, try this rather eclectic bar and grill.
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Waldorf Cocktail Terrace

301 Park Ave, Waldorf-Astoria and Waldorf Towers, New York, NY 10022
212-355-3000
Since 1893, the Waldorf has been a landmark of success and elegance.
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Townhouse Bar of New York

236 E 58th St, New York, NY 10001
212-754-4649
The dress code is strictly enforced in this three-part gay club.
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Snitch

59 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010
212-727-7775
Awesome impromptu sets are common at this rocking watering hole, co-owned by Scott Wieland and Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver.
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Smoke

2751 Broadway, between 105th & 106th Sts, New York, NY 10025
212-864-6662
Housed in what was once known as Augie's Jazz Bar, Smoke bears the proud distinction of being one of the Upper West Side's best live jazz clubs.
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Session 73 Restaurant & Music Lounge

1359 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
212-517-4445
Located in what was once the Yorkville Brewery, the Upper East Side's mellow Session 73 lacks the intimacy that you'd expect from a Big Apple jazz/blues club.
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Rodeo Bar

375 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016-9065
212-683-6500
The Rodeo Bar, conveniently situated on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 27th Street, is one of the few places in the Murray Hill area where you can hear live blues, country, Southern rock and down-home bluegrass all in one spot.
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O'Flanagan's

1215 1st Ave, 65th & 66th, New York, NY 10021
212-439-0660
This Irish-style pub tends to get lively at times ­ especially if there is a big boxing match or game on the tube.
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Oak Room Supper Club

59 W 44th St, Algonquin Hotel, New York, NY 10036
212-840-6800
The Oak Room reminds one of old New York with its classic décor and oak paneling.
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O' Flaherty's Ale House & Restaurant

334 W 46th St, Between 8th and 9th Aves, New York, NY 10036
212-581-9366
O'Flaherty's exudes style and elegance, whether you are in the cozy fireplace area or under the stars in the garden.
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Jazz Standard

116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016
212-576-2232
Snuggled between Park and Lexington Avenues, this jazz club/restaurant combo has garnered a good amount of praise from local critics and discriminating patrons.
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Iridium Jazz Club

1650 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
212-582-2121
At Broadway and 51st, Iridium hosts an impressive repertoire of jazz acts every month, including guitar legend Les Paul every Monday.
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Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

132 W 65th St, Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
212-258-9595
Ritzy Lincoln Center may seem like an odd place to go if you're looking to find some of the Big Apple's coolest, keenest jazz.
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Brandy's Piano Bar

235 E 84th St, between 2nd and 3rd Aves, New York, NY 10128
212-744-4949
This popular piano bar is one part sing-along and two parts lounge.
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B.B. King's Blues Club & Grille

237 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
212-997-4144
This impressive venue pays tribute to soulful blues legend B.B. King and features musicians who specialize in everything from blues, jazz and hip-hop to funk, blue grass and even heavy metal.
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The Monster

80 Grove St, Sheridan Square, New York, NY 10014
212-924-3557
This euphoric gathering place in the heart of the Village features a wide repertoire of entertainment.
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The Duplex

61 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014 212-255-5438
The legendary cabaret performances staged at this West Villager bring in folks from all walks of life.
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Stand-Up New York Comedy Club

236 W 78th St, New York, NY 10024
212-595-0850
In between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue stands the red brick Stand-Up New York, one of the Upper West Side's premiere live comedy venues.
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Mona's

224 Ave B, between 13th and 14th Aves, New York, NY 10009
212-353-3780
Priding itself on its dark and rather dingy décor, Mona's draws folks that favor alternative rock, cheap drinks and endless games of pool.
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Lips

2 Bank St, between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
212-675-7710
Lips runs one of the Village's more amusing drag shows ­ Jersey big hair and Jackie-O-style garb.
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Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
347-529-6696
For cutting edge sounds and up-and-coming jazz, rock, reggae and alternative acts, few places hold a candle to this music club, which boasts a younger sister in Hollywood.
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Joe's Pub

425 Lafayette St, The Public Theater, New York, NY 10003
212-539-8770
Joe's Pub is an intimate venue that's highly regarded all over the city for its eclectic weekly lineups.
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Feinstein's at the Regency

540 Park Ave, Loew's Regency Hotel, New York, NY 10021
212-339-4095
This Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde nightspot, which doubles as a popular breakfast joint in the daytime, bears the name of Grammy-nominated recording artist Michael Feinstein.
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Don't Tell Mama

343 W 46th St, between 8th and 9th Aves, New York, NY 10036
212-757-0788
This piano bar features live jazz, sing-alongs and cabaret rooms, which feature comedy groups, musicals, vocal groups and a variety of other acts.
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Cibar

56 Irving Place, Inn at Irving Place, New York, NY 10003-2314
212-460-5656
Cibar blends just the right amounts of sophistication and coziness ­ dim lighting, an attractive wooden bar, marble-top tables and suave-looking ceiling fans.
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Café Carlyle

35 E 76th St, Carlyle Hotel, New York, NY 10021
212-744-1600
The Carlyle Hotel's signature lounge, the Café, certainly looks the part ­in fact, set designers should take note if they need to re-create a classic big-city cabaret.
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Bubble Lounge

228 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
212-431-3433
This upscale TriBeCa bar lays proud claim to one of the most impressive selections of sparkling wine and champagne you can imagine ­ the staff claims it's the largest such list in the world, with over 300 on offer.
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Blue Note

131 West 3rd St, between MacDougal St & 6th Ave, New York, NY 10012-1208
212-475-8592
This is the first name in big-name jazz; a place where all of the greats have graced the stage at some point ­ from B.B. King and Roberta Flack to Manhattan Transfer and Spyro Gyra.
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Birdland

315 W 44th St, between 8th and 9th Aves, New York, NY 10036-5402
212-581-3080
Classic jazz club ambiance, enhanced by excellent musicians who have likely been playing for decades, is still offered here ­ you will not be disappointed.
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Barracuda

275 W 22nd St, between 7th and 8th Aves, New York, NY 10011
212-645-8613
The relatively laid-back regulars enjoy the place's eclectic interior, which includes a very bar-like front room and a rear lounge where there are several cushiony seats and a pool table.
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The Whiskey Bar

1567 Broadway, W New York ­ Times Square, New York, NY 10036
212-930-7400
Hidden under Times Square's exclusive W Hotel, the Whiskey's unique combination of fashion-conscious clientele and über-sexy staff make this hotel bar a must for those who fancy themselves part of the cool crowd.
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The Bar at Gonzalez y Gonzalez

625 Broadway, at Bleeker, New York, NY 10012
212-473-8787
Gonzalez y Gonzalez is restaurant by day and a swinging bar by night -Wednesday-Saturday nights that is.
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Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club

349 W 46th St, between 8th and 9th Aves, New York, NY 10036
212-262-9554
The newest dance craze has taken hold at the hippest club located on Restaurant Row.
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Suite Night Club

437 88th St, Brooklyn, NY 11209-5207
718-748-1002
Situated in Bay Ridge between 4th and 5th Avenues, the ultra-flashy Suite Night Club is one of South Brooklyn's premier dance clubs.
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S.O.B.'S

204 Varick St, at W Houston, New York, NY 10014
212-243-4940
This Latin American dance club, whose abbreviation stands for Sounds of Brazil, is located just on the fringe of SoHo and the West Village.
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Pacha

618 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
212-209-7500
Like its cousins in Barcelona, Marrakesh and Rio, this Mediterranean-style venue attracts an impressive collection of clientele from week to week.
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Naked Lunch

17 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013
212-343-0828
This smart looking dance hall, named after William Burroughs's famous book, is a good place to spot the occasional celeb.
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Marquee

289 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001
646-473-0202
Sleek yet classy, refined yet sexy, Marquee's evocative layout is truly a piece of art unto itself: vaulted ceilings, a "wishbone" staircase that leads to the VIP area upstairs, pendant fixtures, a grand "disco" chandelier, and a dance floor flanked by comfortable banquettes.
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LQ

511 Lexington Ave, Radisson Lexington Hotel New York, New York, NY 10017
212-593-7575
There's plenty to like at this sprawling 15,000 square foot dance club in the basement of the Radisson Hotel.
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Lotus

409 W 14th St, between 9th & 10th Aves, New York, NY 10014
212-243-4420
The three-level layout features a dining room, lounge areas and a dance floor, ensuring that Lotus doesn't get pigeon-holed as only one type of scene.
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La Belle Epoque

140 2nd Ave, between 8th and 9th St, New York, NY 10003
212-924-7077
La Belle Epoque presents Argentine Tango and Latin Music dance events.
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Kiss & Fly

409 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014
212-255-1933
Named after the passenger drop-off areas in airports, Kiss & Fly caters to clientele that are appropriately of the jet-setting variety.
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Cielo

18 Little W 12th St, between 9th & Washington, New York, NY 10014
212-645-5700
One of the city's top clubs regardless of who's keeping score, the place "where house music lives" is indeed a primo spot to be in the Meatpacking District once the midnight hours roll in.
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205 Club

205 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002
212-477-6688
If you're a fan of Warhol, this spot on the Lower East Side is a must.
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Zarela

953 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
212-644-6740
This festive Mexican joint, situated between 50th and 51st Streets, serves one of Midtown's best margaritas.
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TY Lounge

57 E 57th St, Four Seasons Hotel New York, New York, NY 10022
212-758-5700
The classy lounge area, designed by I.M. Pei, is replete with its fair share of leather furniture, dim lighting and elegant décor.
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Top of the Tower

3 Mitchell Pl, Beekman Tower Hotel, New York, NY 10017
212-980-4796
Even native New Yorkers enjoy a stunning view of the city from this Art Deco lounge located 26 stories up.
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The Bar at The Four Seasons

57 E 57th St, Four Seasons Hotel New York, New York, NY 10022-5905
212-758-5700
Midtown's business crowd patronizes this classy modernistic bar.
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Sutton Place Bar and Restaurant

1015 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022
212-207-3777
Enjoy your after-work cocktails at one of the Sutton Place's four spacious bar areas.
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Sakagura

211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
212-953-7253
Aficionados of rice wine find themselves in quite a quandary as the stylish Sakagura stocks some 200 distinct varieties; meanwhile, beer, liquor and wine are available to those with more conservative palates.
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Prohibition

503 Columbus Ave, between 84th and 85th Sts, New York, NY 10024
212-579-3100
Prohibition offers patrons plenty of activity ­ billiards, several televisions and even a few live jazz acts on occasion.
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Opera

264 W 47th St, between Broadway and 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
212-398-0044
A happening place to watch people and have a great time. There's also top floor indoor-outdoor terrace, which accommodates 500 people.
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O'Lunney's Times Square Pub

145 W 45th St, Times Square, New York, NY 10036
212-840-6688
A classy place to grab a pint in the Theatre District, with the 16-foot ceilings, expansive horseshoe-shaped bar, the skylight, exposed brick wall, earthy colors and tiled floor. O'Lunney's also earns applause for its kitchen fare, a surprisingly eclectic array of dishes like Hungarian goulash, corned beef and cabbage, Yankee pot roast and Gaelic steak.
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MO Bar

80 Columbus Cir, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York, NY 10023
212-805-8876
Trendy yet ultimately inviting, contemporary yet timelessly comfortable­ Mo Bar is decorated with plush leather furniture, velvet drapes and central bar topped with hammered nickel.
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Manchester Pub

920 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017
212-935-8901
Manchester Pub offers New Yorkers the chance to experience an authentic English-style pub in all its glory.
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Le Colonial

149 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022
212-752-0808
Le Colonial, a tropical paradise on Manhattan Island, offers thirsty patrons an upscale yet casual place to kick back and relax after a long day at the office.
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Jimmy's Corner

140 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
212-221-9510
Owner Jimmy Glenn, himself a former boxer and now a professional trainer, adorned this Times Square watering hole with all types of photos, posters and memorabilia dedicated to the "sweet science."
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House of Brews

363 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
212-245-0551
The beer list features some 80 varieties representing more than 30 countries.
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Central Park Boat House

E 72nd St at Park Dr N, Central Park Lake, New York, NY 10001
212-517-2233
Overlooking the Lake, the Boathouse stands on the very same place as Calvert Vaux's original construct, which burned to the ground in the 1950s.
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Campbell Apartment

15 Vanderbilt Ave, Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY 10017
212-953-0409
Located in the former office of 1930s entrepreneur John W. Campbell, this posh cocktail bar beckons with rich decor, fine vintage wines, champagnes and liqueurs.
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BiCE Restaurant

7 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022
212-688-1999
BiCE serves an excellent Nouveau Italian/Milanese menu with specialties that include several excellent pasta dishes.
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Bemelmans Bar

35 E 76th St, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, New York, NY 10021
212-744-1600
This Madison Avenue piano bar, named after an author of children's literature, attracts a more mature and well-heeled group of clientele than some of the Upper East Side's other nightspots do.
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Bar Masa

10 Columbus Cir, Time Warner Center, New York, NY 10019
212-823-9800
The more accessible of Chef Masayoshi Takayama's two NYC editions, Bar Masa is a stylish place to sip on fine wine, expertly-mixed cocktails or top-shelf sake while taking in the omnipresent cool of the clientele.
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21 Club

21 W 52nd St, between 5th and 6th Aves, New York, NY 10019-6101
212-582-7200
Martinis and other sophisticated cocktails are the drinks of choice at this posh Midtown mainstay.
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