Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Aug 27, 2012 02:28 PM

drinks near 54th and madison ave.

i'm looking for a place to have a drink and talk in the late afternoon.
please, what's the closest place near that intersection two people can just walk into, sit down, and have a quality cocktail and/or beer?
food not required.

many thanks.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. How about Bar Room at the Modern? It does get a little loud in the early evening but afternoons are quiet.

    1. Papillon is on 54th and Madison. Not sure how quality the cocktails are but they have a fairly good selection of beer, I think.

      1. If you're willing to spend the bucks, hop in to the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis:

          1. Four Seasons Hotel Bar 57th btw Mad and Park. Definitely pricey, but very quiet.