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Best (Tourist-Free) Bars in Midtown Manhattan

Best Tourist-Free Bars in Midtown Manhattan

When New Yorkers want to head out for a drink, they are often reluctant to check out the many bars located in Midtown Manhattan—the reason, of course, is Times Square, or rather, the tourist swarms that accumulate around this glitzy little section of this neighborhood.  After all, we just want to be knock off our beers and cocktails in peace—we certainly don’t want to be surrounded by map-wielding sightseers Instagramming every moment of their time in the city.

However, as hard as it may be to believe, there are a few choice bars in the Midtown West area where you can both enjoy a drink and avoid the tourist troves. Most of them are small, intimate spaces, either hidden inside a hotel or tucked away in a nook of the street—you’d probably miss them if you weren’t actually looking out for them. But these bars are definitely worth searching for—check out our list for our favorite places for a drink in the Midtown West neighborhood.

On Trend: Happy Hour in the Garment District

New York's Garment District once served as the hub of American fashion design and production. Yet today, thanks to the economic benefits of overseas production, many brands have embraced global expansion and neglected their midtown roots (although many designers still remain in the area). Luckily, the square mile sartorial playground, bordered by neighborhoods like Murray Hill and Chelsea, is always expanding, and it has become a solid spot for scoring great happy hour deals. In fact, with so many different places to choose from, you might just have to treat every day like it's a Friday.

Five Classier Joints in Murray Hill

Murray Hill is perhaps the only district in Manhattan that eludes the ‘trendy’ tag that almost always comes with the territory of a youthful population. An influx of recent college graduates has brought with it a penchant for late-night libation, in celebration of no one and nothing in particular. Despite the masses of post-grads, Murray Hill still plays host and caters to a range of tastes and cultures, and features some of the finer cocktail lounges and bars the city has to offer – more than suitable to accommodate anyone wanting to escape the buzzing street scenes and still enjoy a night out on the town.

Murray Hill - Jazz Standard

Finding the Luck of the Irish... in Soho!

Best Soho Bars for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and for most New Yorkers, the festival is a good excuse to do a pub crawl across the city’s many splendid Irish bars. Given that Soho is our Neighborhood of the Month, we decided to sift through the many bars in this fashionable area to find places that will give you an authentic Irish experience in your Soho pub crawl.

FiDi Has The Happiest Hours

Tasty Happy Hour Drinks

Most New Yorkers dream of Friday as they sway on full train carts, weave through crowded streets, and stare aimlessly at a computer screen for eight hours. Dream no more my friends, for Friday is here and that glorious beacon of hope we call the weekend is approaching. But, before we rush into Saturday, let us first make a toast for our survival of this week during happy hour. Here are some places down in FiDi which have impressive happy hour specials.