This place is almost too much to take in at once. Up front is a copper-topped bar and a formal dining room. In back is a softly lit lounge filled with burgundy-velvet banquettes and a gigantic, 140-foot serpentine bar. Upstairs are two more rooms. You’ll fit right in if you’re young, single and loud (or a postwork suit). A DJ spins the gamut, Wednesdays through Fridays from 6pm.
79 Madison Ave
|Cross street:||between 28th and 29th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $7. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|