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jumpyg Sep 7, 2012 05:47 AM

Hi, I'm visiting NY for the first time with my wife next week. We have a lengthy list of cocktail bars to hit, but none of them are in midtown where we're staying (54th and Broadway). I found some ideas from old threads, but several of the places have closed since those topics were posted.

Any suggestions? I am really into the classic cocktail revival and we also love tiki drinks.


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  1. Spiritchaser Sep 7, 2012 06:08 AM

    Lantern's Keep is nearby and definately worth a visit for classics and twists on classics.

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      EBT Sep 7, 2012 06:10 AM

      Rum House, in the Edison Hotel (47th bwtn Broadway & 8th)

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      1. re: EBT
        jumpyg Sep 7, 2012 07:59 AM

        Rum House looks great, thanks!

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        kathryn Sep 7, 2012 06:11 AM

        Lantern's Keep in the Iroquois Hotel
        The bar at Monkey Bar
        Lamb's Club
        The Bar Downstairs at the Andaz Hotel
        Rum House

        There is also 44 at the Royalton and Campbell Apartment but I'm not a huge fan of either.

        Lantern's Keep is the best of the ones I have tried, it's the midtown version of Milk & Honey. Don't be afraid to go off menu and let them customize a drink to your references.

        No high quality tiki bars in Midtown.

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        1. re: kathryn
          jumpyg Sep 7, 2012 08:12 AM

          Great ideas, thanks!

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          Klocke Sep 15, 2012 01:08 PM

          Ditto on lanterns keep. Tell the what you like and dislike and let them get creative. My wife and I had a great time. The mussels are great also.

          1. BoloJungle Sep 16, 2012 01:45 AM

            If you want an interesting new place, the bar at Noir is great. It is on 50th Street between Lex & 3rd

            1. coasts Sep 16, 2012 05:42 AM

              Pegu Club bartender Kenta Goto will be guesting at Ma Peche on 56th bet. 5th & 6th on 9/20.


              great bar and interesting cocktails on any other night, too.

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              1. re: coasts
                arepo Sep 16, 2012 08:32 AM

                Blue Fin for small plates and people watching in Times Square

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