Suggestions for a place to lounge?
The bars of mid-level hotel restaurants, e.g., Nix's Mate, City Bar, Parker's, Clink.
Some restaurants, usually but not always in their bars: back corner of Estragon, 6B, Church, No. 9 Park, back room of Oak Long Bar (where the Oak Room used to be), far end of the dining room at 28 Degrees, Sonsie's downstairs wine bar.
Pricier, but still can be considered values in certain situations: high-end hotel bars like The Avery, The Reserve, M Bar, Bar at The Taj.
That patios of certain restaurants, e.g., Eastern Standard, Minibar, Cuffs, Sam's at Louis Boston.
Nightclub-like spaces, e.g., Storyville, Bond.