Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2am; Sat, 5pm-2am; Sun, closed
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 6 at 33rd St.
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Formerly Under the Volcano, the Archive boasts a subdued, refreshingly simple interior with muted walls, bare tree limbs, a few strands of Christmas lights, some black and white photos, and a few staid knick-knacks tucked away on the shelves. More notably: not a single Knicks mug, sweaty Islanders mitt, neon tube, or flat screen. The drinks menu plays it safe with tried-and-true cocktails and standard wines, while the food menu is a little more typical the neighborhood, with nachos, pizettes, and quesadillas (the homemade sour cream is a nice touch). The crowd is also par for the course for Murray Hill, with your school’s Greek system well represented.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.