4pm-8pm; $4 beer and wine; $5 well
4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W at 14th St.-Union Sq.
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This venue is closed.
There may be a smattering of Corinthian columns and a specialty cocktail called the “Julius Caesar,” but Forum is more Rat Pack supper-club than the Caesar’s Palace of Union Square. The feeble Roman-themed gestures are happily forgotten with an eclectic menu, heavy on tapas. Jagged white-stone walls loom over a stretch of dark-wood four-top tables, while a D.J. booth blends unassumingly into a back corner. Velvet-rope etiquette kicks in after midnight, when well-groomed cosmopolitan professionals sip $8 cocktails and mingle by loungy leather sofas—or take to dancing under a tastefully shifting lighting system.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.