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Top Five Bars for Clock-Punchers in Midtown

After-work oases in a quality-bar dead zone.

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Bookmarks
299 Madison Ave., at 41st St.; 212-983-4500
The solid wine list, elegant cocktails, and conservatory room suggesting a forties literary colony on the Cape all stand out, and the rooftop garden makes Bookmarks extraordinary.

Divine Bar West
236 W. 54th St., at Eighth Ave.; 212-265-9463
The crazy-quilt décor is eye-popping, making this a fitting place for flush times; oenophiles are catered to with tasting flights, and after-five nibblers will approve of the tapas menu, too.

Jimmy's Corner
140 W. 44th St., nr. Broadway; 212-221-9510
This badass Times Square boxing bar—where the walls are plastered with owner/ex-trainer Jimmy Glenn’s 30 years of fight memorabilia—would stand out anywhere. The estimated tourist factor of less than 5 percent makes it worth your post-work attention.

Russian Vodka Room
265 W. 52nd St., nr. Broadway; 212-307-5835
For the last decade and a half, this well-carpeted, Russian-owned vodka lounge loaded with plush chairs and polished black marble has taken its awning’s motto, "Attitude Adjustment Hour," to heart.

Sakagura
211 E. 43rd St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-953-7253
For the adventurous after-work reveler, this sake haven has a color-coded, cross-referenced menu with more than 200 options. Grab a seat at the elevated bar.


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