Vlada von Shats (who runs Russian Samovar) has stocked this stylish gay lounge with Soviet-style spirits. In addition to the 15 kinds of vodka infusions on the menu, the space features padded leather banquettes; a long, sleek bar; works by local artists; and on select evenings, drag shows.
331 W 51st St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 4pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $8. AmEx, MC, V|