The Blue Bar

Bars, Lounges Midtown West
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The Blue Bar
The Blue Bar

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
Address: The Algonquin, 59 W 44th St
New York
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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