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Opal

251 E. 52nd St., New York, NY 10022 40.756608 -73.968669
at Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-593-4321 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Brunch, Lounge, Outdoor Area, Restaurant & Bar, Singles Scene
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Official Website

opalbar.com

Hours

Sun-Wed, noon-2am; Thu- Sat, noon-4am

Happy Hour

Sat-Sun, noon-6pm; unlimited mimosas with purchase of $20 brunch

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Sidewalk seating and fast and frequent drink specials ($5 top-shelf cocktails; two-for-one beers) are the sole draws of this generic Midtown haunt. The bar itself is a dank space with an odd autumn-colored paint job and dull wooden floors. The room benefits, if only slightly, from more forgiving lighting that diminishes as the evening progresses—the ambience-equivalent to beer goggles. Gaggles of girls and guys benefiting from the darkness and rapid alcohol consumption, flock to each other for late-night mating rituals. A few plasma screens scattered around the bar keep sport lovers put, but outdoor seats offer a fresh alternative when things get too funky inside.

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