- 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.
Best Cougar Bar
From the 2006 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).