The bartender quickly learns your name and your drink of choice at this no-frills alehouse, where midtown execs, often joined by a smattering of Diamond District Hasidim, roll up their shirtsleeves for a postwork round of video golf. Booze is basic—most bottled beers go for $6 and a vast bar menu veers from chicken paillard to calamari. This Nation is a melting pot, after all.
12 W 45th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|