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Cocktails at a museum?

mbw1024 Jun 1, 2010 05:56 PM

I recall one of the museums doing a Friday night jazz series in the summer - perhaps on a rooftop deck. Does this ring any bells for anyone? Can't recall which museum and I've checked some web sites and don't find any mention of it. Does this still exist?

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    dwillchatter Jun 3, 2010 07:19 AM

    the Gugenheim has a bar party on the 1st Friday of each month


    1. Toot Jun 2, 2010 04:38 PM

      The Rubin Museum in Chelsea has a really nice happy hour on Fridays. No jazz though...

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        mbw1024 Jun 3, 2010 07:03 AM

        Thanks. Have friends coming in to town and thought this might be an interesting idea for meeting for drinks. If we were to do the Met any suggestions for a casual dinner near by? Can't walk too far as one in the group isn't up to it, but we could cab somewhere.
        Thanks for the replies.

        1. re: mbw1024
          MMRuth Jun 3, 2010 07:14 AM

          One of my favorite places nearby is Square Meal, on 92nd just west of Madison Avenue. You would definitely need a reservation. They do allow BYOB with a v. low corkage fee, by the way.

          Square Meal
          30 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

          1. re: mbw1024
            Toot Jun 3, 2010 09:13 AM

            Tre Otto on Madison bet. 97/98 is wonderful. They are still BYOB so it comes out pretty inexpensive. They have outdoor seating if the weather is good. I recommend you call for a reservation as the place is getting popular pretty fast: http://treotto.com/.

            Tre Otto
            1408 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10029

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          NYtravelr Jun 2, 2010 03:57 PM

          Met is open late on Fri and Sat.
          Lovely place to have a drink.

          1. shaogo Jun 2, 2010 01:57 PM

            Go here:


            This is an elegant little place with a superb (but kinda expensive) wine selection. It's quite elegant.

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              Ann900 Jun 2, 2010 01:37 PM

              You're probably thinking of MOMA- - they used to do a summer evening jazz series in the sculpture garden but I don't believe that they have done it for a while.

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                kathryn Jun 2, 2010 08:56 AM

                The Museum of the City of New York has a "speakeasy":

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                  flower_puppy Jun 1, 2010 06:26 PM

                  Was it the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop martini bar?

                  PS1 also boozes it up in the summer:

                  And MoMA frequently has drinks at their PopRally events:

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