Socializing at this bar beneath the posh Inn at Irving Place makes even jeans-clad tipplers feel swishy. Everything here is plush: pink walls, sleek black couches and modern chandeliers, not to mention the sharp-looking group of postwork revelers. The specialty here is elegant cocktails, like an elderflower, vodka and lychee martini. DJs spin nightly (except Monday), and there’s a small, smoking-permitted backyard patio outfitted with bamboo and cushioned benches.
56 Irving Pl
|Cross street:||between 17th and 18th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Sun 5pm–1am; Wed, Thu 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|
|Price:||Average drink: $13. AmEx, MC, V|