5pm-8pm; $4 select drafts, $6 well, 1/2 price wines
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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Trinity is a welcome refuge for drinkers who've outgrown the usual Upper East Side bar crawl. With the look and dimensions of a private library, the brick-walled space fills up quickly, but because Trinity's clientele prefers making merry to getting rowdy, a full house feels inviting rather than claustrophobic. The fine beers on tap demand to be savored (and amply toasted), not chugged. And, most amazingly, a girl can drink solo here without being pawed by leering Lite swillers. Not that the bartenders or clientele are anti-social—they just know the difference between a cheerful Thursday-night bender and a hazing ritual.
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