- Stone Rose
10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-9769
After a long day of shopping or museum hopping, seasoned women from Connecticut, New Jersey, and upper Manhattan come to this grown-up Time Warner Center bar, and they’re not averse to a May–December romance. Ambient lounge music sets a louche mood, the specialty cocktails are potent, and there’s plenty of seating to chat up junior salesmen from nearby hotels and offices. Columbia students looking to learn a few things they don’t teach in school might consider it a place to spend Pell Grant excesses. Cheers to you, Mrs. Robinsons.