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Beekman Bar & Books

889 First Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.753849 -73.966219
nr. 50th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-758-6600 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Quiet Conversation, After Hours, After Work, Cigar Bar, Hot Spot, Lounge, Private Party Space, Swank, Whiskey Bar
Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Daily, 5pm-2am

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

As leather-strapped and civilized as its sibling spots on Hudson and Lexington, the third Bar & Books, on Beekman Hill, turns up the lights and tightens the rules—so wear a button down or jacket and ditch the sneakers and hat. A  carved wooden bar of top-shelf pours faces the inclined street, rendered romantic by the film-noir effect its blinds have on First Avenue’s streetlight. Its well-curated book library—as deep and verbose as its menu of distinguished cigars, whiskeys, and brandies—joins a working fireplace, while sophisticated (if not sober) lighting recalls Masterpiece Theatre. In stark contrast to the hazy lair of its boozy brethren, this location’s leather armchair–ensconced professionals and upper crusters have most likely come to swap business cards—and unwind with their top-buttons taut.