Originally Posted by indesertum
Go to dead rabbit in TriBeCa if you're willing to make the trek. I was going to recommend attaboy cuz that's my favorite joint and I rarely need to wait to get in, but Dead rabbit is awesome and the few times I've gone I waited in their downstairs bar for 30 min at most.
Raines law room and flatiron lounge is great as well but you deffo need reservations which kinda sucks if you just want to wing the night and see what happens with no time pressure
If you're a big cognac or single malt fan go to the brandy library. Hudson bar and books is a pretty fun place to chill too if you're into scotch and cigars
Isn't Dead Rabbit in legit FiDi? Too far south for Tribeca.
Flatiron Lounge is pretty good, but I never get any cell service in there which is more of an annoyance than anything. Raine's isn't great for large groups and you'd likely have to wait over an hour to get in, especially on a weekend.
Flatiron Room is pretty fun, good live jazzy music and attractive crowd.
Fat Cat was fun when I was in my early 20's... If my friends wanted a low key night I wouldn't mind going there and Vol de Nuit for a trip down memory lane.