Did you know they filmed a scene from Casino Royale in this bar? No? Well, OK, they didn’t. But this sleek, sexy and very classy bar, tucked stylishly in the corner of Hotel deLuxe, could easily be Bond’s next hangout. Come dressed in your best, but talk quietly and be ready for an intimate affair—it really is just one room—with a bartender who will dispense reliable counsel on everything from stock tips to where to find the best opera.
What to drink: The Mallory Manhattan: Woodford Reserve Bourbon, vermouth and Peychaud’s bitters, $14.
Happy hour: $18 bottles of wine, $4.50 mac ’n’ cheese; 3-6 pm and 9 pm-midnight daily.
Entertainment: Congenial bartender.