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The Cash Bar

58 ¾ E. 34th St., 2nd fl. , New York, NY 10016 40.747964 -73.984183
nr. Park Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Scene: After Work, Neighborhood Bar, Theme

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Official Website

itsthecashbar.com

Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-8pm; Wine, beer, and cocktails $5, martinis $8

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.; B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

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Beyond a door half-covered by a fake (“Out of Order”) ATM machine and up a flight of stairs, you’ll find the tiny, money-themed Cash Bar. Bargoers press their noses to the dark wooden tabletops to examine coins from around the world that are lacquered there. The walls, meanwhile, are covered with dollar bills and decorated with four blown-up portraits of ex-presidents, as well as two LCD TVs displaying a crackling digital fireplace. The drinks, which are named after either presidents or various forms of currency, are small but pack a punch. Best bets are the subtly fruity Rupee and the Dollar, a mix of bourbon, vermouth, and bitters with a handful of floating cherries that has just the right amount of tang. A tiny sign in cursive on the bar declares that “Cash Rules!” (It's cash only.) And in the very center of the room, poorly top-lit by a tiny chandelier, lies the main gimmick: a glass case that contains, according to a sign, one million dollars in cash. A discussion of whether this money is real or not might stave off any lulls in first-date conversation, but don’t bother planning any heists: Each stack inside the case contains blank sheets of paper sandwiched by a couple of real hundred-dollar bills.

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