It was not until recently that the Guggenheim and the Museum of Arts and Design permitted booze to flow freely. Now Guggenheim-shaped orange peels garnish cocktails at the Wright, and the ninth-floor lounge at Robert has became an after-hours destination. The Wright, 1071 Fifth Ave., at 89th St.; 212-427-5690; Robert, 2 Columbus Circle, nr. 58th St.; 212-299-7730.
Best New Idea: The Museum Bar
From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).