Al Hirshfeld caricatures are on the walls, Mantovani is in the air, and history is at hand: The dark little bar is adjacent to the dining area where Parker, Woolcott et al. formed the legend of the Algonquin Round Table. The Blue Bar is now peopled by a mix of young Condé Nast staffers and more mature drinkers. The equally well-turned-out staff eases them out of the workday with stiff highballs and martinis.
|Venue name:||The Blue Bar||Contact:|
The Algonquin, 59 W 44th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–12:45am; Fri, Sat 11:30am–1:15am|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
|Price:||Average drink: $6. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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