Mon-Wed, 4pm-2am; Thu-Fri, 4pm-3am; Sat, 6pm-3am; Sun, closed
4pm-7pm; $4 beers, $5 wines, $6 mixed drinks
4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
When the Murray Hill W hotel left and took Wetbar with it, the Gerber Group not only renamed the space but completely remodeled it. With comfort and both locals and hotel guests in mind, the bar merges warm and cozy with clubby and cool. In one corner there are couches, soft lighting and a working fireplace. In the other, pink lights and a DJ spinning a surprisingly good selection of mildly-indie rock records. Cocktails are divided up by method of creation (shaken, stirred, etc). But the most reliable drinks are those that are seasonally inspired. Fall’s Pumpkin Patch is an oddly delightful pairing of tequila with pumpkin. A Mexican-style Thanksgiving in a glass.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.