By about 8pm, the candlelit patio at this Ipanema-meets-Okinawa lounge is swamped with the after-work hordes from Citigroup, who sip on caipirinhas ($9), guava -Cosmos and happy-hour margaritas ($4) as they shovel down tapas and flirt over blaring house music. But keep your eyes down: The limited view beyond the semiretractable awning permits only a sliver of sky and an unsightly ventilation system.
|Venue name:||Mica Bar||Contact:|
252 E 51st St
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–1am; Fri 5pm–2am or later; Sat 7pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|