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Best After-Party Bar

  • Diner 24

    102 Eighth Ave., 212-242-7333

    At this kitschy rec room slightly off the beaten path, gravy fries, buffalo dumplings, and specialty cocktails take precedence over celebrity sightings, and the post–4 a.m. crowd grooves to a soundtrack of eighties tunes. Some come to wind down, but impromptu dancing often forces the reshuffling of tables. It’s a comforting place to ease through that painful transition from cocktails to coffee—or to rev up again.

From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine