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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District Tap House
District Tap House is a big bar in the Garment District with booths, TV, and booths with their own TVs.
Winnie’s Lobby Bar
Winnie’s is a little cocktail bar just off the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, and it’s a good spot for a drink with someone who likes live jazz.
Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.
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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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