The party starts as soon as the elevator opens onto this sprawling, thumping, seventh-story lobby bar at the W Times Square. The man behind the space, Rande Gerber, also owns the Whiskey downstairs. Teeming with sexed-up tourists and slick businessmen, the couch-packed room seems to elicit posed lounging and invites excessive canoodling. Avoid the riffraff by snagging one of three semiprivate tables in the back.
The Living Room at the W
|Venue name:||The Living Room at the W|
W New York–Times Square, 1567 Broadway
|Cross street:||at 47th St, seventh floor|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Sun 11am–2am; Thu–Sat 11am–3am|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to 49th St; 1 to 50th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $14. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|