noon-7pm; $4 domestic bottles and well drinks
A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The old neon sign out front speaks of unforgiving Times Square like that in 1957’s Sweet Smell of Success: a town where anything can happen and, overnight, successes and failures are made. But this ain’t the 21 Club. Even the snappy bartenders look like relics from a black-and-white photograph, and the harsh lighting betrays their age. And just like the good old days, they start pouring the rye early (8am every day); after all, sometimes the kindest thing this town can give you is a stiff drink.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.