Nightlife Near Waterside Plaza
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The Raines Law Room (48 W 17th St)
Praised as one of the city's best speakeasies, The Raines Law Room truly transports you back to the Prohibition era. Once you walk down the stairs of the discrete building and ring the bell, prepare for a dimly-lit, plush interior with a classic, old-school vibe. Cocktails here are top notch, and so are the staff!
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Middle Branch (154 E 33rd St)
Marked only by the initials "MB," Middle Branch is a hidden gem in the Murray Hill neighborhood. Their friendly and accommodating servers whip up creative and delicious cocktails packed with a punch. If you're the adventurous type, ask for the "bartender's choice" - a popular option that is sure to keep you coming back for more.
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Rose Bar (2 Lexington Avenue)
Located inside the Gramercy Park Hotel, the exclusive Rose Bar is a hotspot for New York City's most fashionable events as well as a popular destination for the city's elite looking for an exotic cocktail and a refined meal. Home to Fashion Week after parties, celebrity book signings, and performances from the world's most famous DJs, Rose Bar is an A-list experience.
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Terroir Wine Bar (439 3rd Ave)
Terroir Wine Bar is a great spot for exquisite wines and delicious eats, especially during happy hour from 5-7pm. The staff is very knowledgeable and will work with you until you find a wine you truly love off their extensive menu. Come here with friends for a few glasses and snacks before a night on the town!
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Molly's (287 3rd Ave)
Molly's is a traditional Irish pub in NYC, complete with sawdust-covered floors and a log-burning fireplace perfect for winter nights. Offering classic Irish fare with a killer burger and great beer at a reasonable price, Molly's is a local favorite as well as a destination for visitors.