The Rum House

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83 Very Good

This revamped piano bar in Times Square is run by the guys behind Ward III.

228 W. 47th St., New York, NY, 10036


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The lowdown

The guys behind Tribeca mixology haven Ward III have revived the Rum House, midtown’s newest old watering hole. The red-walled and wood-paneled drinking den is accented with nightly piano playing, while the space has been elevated beyond its former existence as a simple, pretheater hotel bar to a classic cocktail lounge swathed in leather banquettes and lit by glowing candles, soothing away the knowledge that Times Square is just around the corner. The cocktails also don’t disappoint: Classic and strong, they may not be as exotic as those at Ward III downtown, but are comparable in craftsmanship.

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Noise LevelCivilized