If you’re seeking civilized company of the upwardly mobile variety, join the well-coiffed after-work crowd at MercBar. The lodgelike interior, dressed up with landscape paintings and a canoe suspended above the sleek mahogany bar, feels like the tony lakeside cabin that belongs to your rich friend’s parents. Bartenders stick with the getaway theme, mixing the signature Vacation (rum, cachaça, pineapple juice and 7-Up).
151 Mercer St
|Cross street:||between W Houston and Prince Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue, Sun 5pm–2am; Wed 5pm–2:30am; Thu 5pm–3am; Fri, Sat 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to Broadway–Lafayette St; N, R to Prince St; 6 to Bleecker St|
|Price:||Average drink: $10. AmEx, MC, V|