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Mid-town cocktails...I'm parched.

Anyone have any thoughts about where to go for a desperately needed post-work drink in mid-town? I'm not interested in some place stuffy or packed. Good atmosphere is key but I'd also like to be able to sit down.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. The bar at Alto serves terrific cocktails. Quite small, so the time to hit it is indeed just after work. Later in the evening it will fill up with diners waiting for tables.

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    1. re: Wilfrid

      Send them to Jimmy's Corner. You know you want to.

    2. Will it break the bank? Just a little worried about that. Otherwise, I think that's exactly what I'm looking for...thanks.

      1. Un Deux Trois on West 44th is actually pretty reasonable. $8 or $9 martinis. As a bonus, they have food.

        1. So intrigued right now by Jimmy's Corner. What/where is that?

          Okay...update...just looked it up. That's actually a bit more my style, especially the tourist factor which lists at less than 5%, but my friend is a bit more mid-town east than Jimmy's Corner west.

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          1. re: Jill

            Yes, Jimmy's is the finest old school bar you'll find in midtown, if not Manhattan. Boxing memorabilia. Superb jukebox. They'll make you a cocktail, I guess, but no - not what you're looking for.

          2. try sakagura for sake! may be a little south of midtown, depending.... 42nd & 3rd ave