Enough about wine bars! Game-day imbibers of both genders just want a pleasant, courteous, spill-proof experience—and Social provides three spacious floors’ worth. Candlelit chandeliers illuminate exposed-brick walls but don’t compete with big-screen TVs on the first floor. (A hint at the place’s loftier aspirations lies in quotations from Aerosmith and Emma Lazarus on the front wall.) The top-floor Fusion lounge provides a deck for smokers, offering cheap well drinks Monday through Saturday nights until 8pm.
795 Eighth Ave
|Cross street:||between 48th and 49th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11:30am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|