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5th & MAD

Bars, Gastropubs Midtown
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
5th & MAD

Time Out says

The bi-level Midtown gastropub takes its cues from Mad Men—of four distinct areas of the behemoth bar, one is a dedicated Draper Room upstairs, fitted with suited mannequins and low-backed armchairs. Beyond that Don-worthy room, there’s a Girls’ Lounge decked out with upholstered chartreuse seats, sprawling oriental rugs and curio cabinets filled with hat boxes and gloves to emulate midcentury-era department stores. Another room is sectioned off with lime-green cabinetry and features pool tables and whimsical Penguin Publishing posters. In the ground-floor common area, a 45-foot black-wood bar offers cocktails by barkeep Justin Andrews, including the A.B.C. Always Be Closing (Bulleit bourbon, prosecco, triple sec) and a vodka-based Get MAD with lime juice and ginger beer. Slide into curved banquettes near the bar for snacks from chef Chase Sanders (Ruschmeyer’s, Nobo Wine & Grill), including beer-braised short-rib sliders on truffle brioche.



Address: 7 E 36th St
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Madison Aves
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to 34th St–Herald Sq
Price: Average main course: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon 11:30am-midnight; Tues & Weds 11:30am-1am; Thurs 11:30am-2am; Fri 11:30am-4am; Sat 5pm-4am; Sunday closed
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4 out of 5 stars

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4 / 5

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Great for happy hour! Big space and easy access to the bar - the area is fine but it's definitely a good spot to know about if you need a standard place for a quick few drinks.


5th and Mad is very big, so you never feel too cramped, so that's nice. I've been to events in the downstairs room and the upstairs room and both are very nice and decorated interestingly! The food is slightly elevated bar food, not bad, but also not worth the price tag, but that's what you get in this area. The bar tenders were not particularly friendly and they have $20 credit card minimum, which is insane, but again, typical. A fine place to stop for a happy hour drink, but that's about it.