6 at 23rd St.; 6 at 28th St.
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The Mad Hatter is a well-executed, yet otherwise typical sports bar catering to the cleaner-cut, dressed-to-impress Murray Hill Scene. There’s not nearly as many Lewis Carroll artifacts as the name might suggest: standard mirrors frosted with logos, framed jerseys, flat-screens, and other sporting paraphernalia dot the interior instead. A cozy little patio opens up outside, and there are just enough folding chairs to relax amid the glow of midtown. A bar menu offers British pub fare like bangers 'n' mash, beer battered cod, and tikka masala—a nice touch for acknowledging the area’s “Curry Hill” location. There’s a pretty decent selection of beers on tap and rotating specials.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.