A former speakeasy, this majestic townhouse is a fine place to take an out-of-towner. Every inch of wall space is devoted to artifacts from the turn of the last century: The ground-floor bar (about 20 tables and a piano) is decorated with drawings and photos of old-time boxers and racehorses. Both visitors and the workaday set stop in to tipple potent martinis.
Bill’s Gay Nineties
|Venue name:||Bill’s Gay Nineties||Contact:|
57 E 54th St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Park Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 11:30am–1am; Sat 5pm–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Fifth Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|