Neighborhood Spotlight: Best Bars
Whether you need an after-work tipple, a Friday night spot to drink with friends, or the perfect place to catch the game, the vibrant scene around the Midtown West luxury rentals at 555TEN reliably serves up plenty of drinking establishments. From spirited dives to sleek and modern wine and cocktail bars, drink up whenever you want.
So, let’s raise a glass and explore the best bars in Midtown West.
Rudy’s Bar | 627 9th Avenue
For 90 years, Rudy’s Bar has been a go-to spot for the city’s writers, actors, and 9-to-5 workers. With a vintage neon sign and a large pig caricature outside, Rudy’s is unmistakable. It’s also an unmissable spot for an economical beer—or three—to banish the cares of the day. The interior of Rudy’s is rustic and laid-back at the same time. Cozy up to the well-worn bar under dim lighting and have a chat with the regulars or one of the long-time bartenders. Aside from its convivial atmosphere, Rudy’s is known for its free hot dogs that pair perfectly with a beer.
Bar Centrale | 324 West 46th Street
A more upscale drinking experience awaits in an unassuming townhouse on West 46th Street. Known as a post-show stop for Broadway stars, Bar Centrale is an elegant, well-appointed establishment where you can order classic cocktails and a side of caviar. Indulge in esoteric drinks like the deep-dish Manhattan and fill up before you run to the theater to catch a show before the curtain goes up…even if you’re tempted to linger at Bar Centrale even longer.
Ardesia | 510 West 52nd Street
Love wine? Oenophiles have a home to swirl (and speak to the subtle notes of) more than 100 wines at Ardesia. This buzzy bar affords its well-heeled clientele a chance to sample wines from Australia to Long Island in a chic setting. While the drinks are the star of the show, the bar bites are a must-try, from cheesy croquettes to a perfectly prepared steak.
Dig deep into the neighborhood’s boozy past with a pub crawl to some of the area’s Prohibition hot spots. Drink where the city’s famous gangsters and bootleggers made their mark. Although now, thankfully, imbibing alcohol is a less illicit endeavor than it was back then.
After a night out, it’s always nice to come home to one of the luxury apartments for rent in NYC at 555TEN. Have a nightcap in your well-designed home or an extra glass or two on the terrace as you watch the city sparkle.
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