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Cool Cocktail Bar near the Beacon Theater

johnindabronx Mar 16, 2009 10:42 AM

There is a cool old fashioned (neon martini glass outside) cocktail bar near the Beacon Theater, what is it called? Also any other suggestions for cool bars or cocktail lounges near 77th & Broadway? No frat boy hangouts!

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    uwsgrazer Mar 17, 2009 09:18 PM

    'cesca is nearby at 75th (I think) between Broadway and Columbus. It's a restaurant but has a pretty large and lively bar area where you could also order food if you liked

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      Stuffed Monkey Mar 17, 2009 04:28 PM

      If you're looking for cocktails, I'd suggest either West Branch or Compass. While both are restaurants they have nice bar areas. Bin 71 is more of a wine bar and gets very full.

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        nhs81 Mar 17, 2009 03:22 PM

        Bin 71 on 71st and Columbus could be a good pick and right near the Beacon Theater.

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          small h Mar 16, 2009 12:43 PM

          Dollars to donuts you're thinking of P&G at 73rd & Amsterdam. Alas, it is no more. It may move to another spot - I hope so, it was a great place.


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          1. re: small h
            JungMann Mar 16, 2009 01:31 PM

            P&G moved to 78th and Columbus in the same building where the Evelyn Lounge used to be. It was never a cool cocktail bar, however. More a locals' dive.

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              small h Mar 16, 2009 01:42 PM

              But it does (or did) have a martini glass on its sign. Is the new one open yet?

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                JungMann Mar 17, 2009 07:40 AM

                I past it nearly every day for 3 years and I never really noticed. I know there was some sort of neon green shape on the sign which might very well have been a martini glass. Of course it might also have been a ship's bow for all I remember. I don't know if the new P&G is open yet, but not too far away from there, eighty one is known for making good drinks in the neighborhood.

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              johnindabronx Mar 17, 2009 01:31 PM

              Indeed. You are correct... Thanks!

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                small h Mar 17, 2009 02:49 PM

                You're welcome! Sorry I couldn't give you better news, though. P&G was my local bar for a couple of years. It was where I watched the Mets win in '86, so it will always have a special place in my heart.

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              harrison Mar 16, 2009 12:31 PM

              Maybe you're thinking of Vermouth? It's been closed for many years. Or Evelyn Lounge? That too is closed

              If wine works, check out Vai on 77th between Bwy/Amst. For cocktails, there are 2 brand spanking new joints, but the bars are usually crowded with diners. West Branch and Fatty Crab.

              There's always Citrus as well.

              1. LeahBaila Mar 16, 2009 12:30 PM

                For those that don't know off-hand, can you give the street/avenue of the Beacon? Thanks.


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