Head to the middle of Times Square, walk 100 paces south, and that’s about where you’ll find Elsie Rooftop. It’s on the 25th floor of a nondescript office building, and if you ever need a break from all the tourists on the street, it’s a great place to grab a drink. The little indoor space looks kind of like 1920s cocktail bar where you’d find a bunch of people in formalwear drinking champagne, and there’s a big wraparound terrace with couches and shrubbery. Bring a few of your coworkers after you leave work in a nearby building, and try to find a way to charge your drinks to your company.
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All observations about the clientele aside, Nobu 57 is still a pretty damn good meal. It’s hard not to love those classic dishes, as long as you can swallow the hefty price tag.
Uncle Gussy’s is a Greek food truck on Park Avenue in Midtown East where you can get a ton of good for $7.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
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The Polynesian is a tiki-themed rooftop cocktail bar in Midtown from the people behind Carbone and The Grill.
Mr. Purple is the restaurant/bar on top of Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side. It’s a good place to grab a drink with a group, but it does get busy.
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