While families, finance workers, and college kids can indulge (lemonade, Dom Pérignon, and Moscow mule on tap, respectively), this spot is too generic to be any one group’s go-to.
The Boarding House
With its leather-and-gilt decor, this restaurant bar strives to lure the stylish. Instead, it has become a place where middle-aged business people sip unremarkable cocktails.
High Noon Saloon
More sports bar than Wild West watering hole, this is a sea of flat screens, drunkenly dancing men, and overserved crying women. Pass.
Howells & Hood
Having the largest draft beer selection (114!) in the entire city and three bars doesn’t make this 20,000-square-foot behemoth more than a tourist trap.
It’s your parents’ ’70s-era basement bar, redone by Calvin Klein: not a bad scene, except when bartenders are humorless and drinks cost $16.