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May 29, 2010 12:59 PM

Great atmospheric bars for a cocktail?

Can anyone recommend any great atmospheric bars for a cocktail in Manhattan? Not really looking for an atmospheric dive bar....more like somewhere really nice to have a drink and soak in the ambience. A view would be a plus (but not essential).

Thanks for the help!

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  1. some good possibilities:

    angels share
    pegu club

    1. if you are coming in from Toronto, many visitors enjoy the Boathouse in Central Park, the patio bar at Bryant Park, or even the rotating bar at the Times Square Marriott.

      if you're looking for something a bit less touristy, you could try Stone Rose.

      Stone Rose
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      1. Above are some good suggestions already. I'd add the Campbell Apartment, though it doesn't have a view, the interior is amazing.

        Campbell Apartment
        89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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        1. re: LNG212

          This is my recommend as well. It's so old school New York. And it is gorgeous.

        2. Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

            1. re: Splendid Wine Snob

              went to pdt for the first time last weekend. loved it. got thru on the phone at about 3:30pm and secured a table for two at 1:30am. stayed until last call at 2:45am. service was good. had a couple of lawn darts - tanguray, blanco tequila, chartreusse, green pepper, and lime - and they were very good. crif dogs looked good, too.