Mon-Wed, 5pm-1am; Thu, 5pm-2am; Fri, 5pm-3am; Sat, 5pm-4am; Closed Sun
5pm-8pm; $4 Buds and Bud Lights; $6 wine and well drinks
6 at 77th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In a faceless desert of bland doorman buildings, Stir vamps it up with a sleek ambiance minus the zip code’s usual gold-card attitude. Under a flattering amber glow, plush, cube-shaped furniture softened with fluffy pillows faces candlelit tables where second-date couples swap Wharton stories as Latin tunes (or old Cure songs) murmur from the sound system. The minimalist décor complements the stripped-down drinks list, full of flavored martinis—key lime, banana, passion fruit, and peach. Particularly delicious is the girly concoction of strawberry Stoli, crushed strawberries, and cranberry juice, served in a glass rimmed with puckery Pixie Stix dust. DJs liven up the party on weekends. Apparently, this part of town isn’t so dead after all.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.