REVEALED: The Bars Where New York’s Media Elites Booze After Work

Langan's media bar

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Journalists like to go to bars.We don’t have any scientific or statistical evidence to back this up. Call it an observation.

And that observation got us thinking: in New York, where do writers and editors from the city’s biggest, most influential publications tend to hang out?

We polled some fellow journos, and then we took up a camera and went for a walk.

The guide that resulted isn’t comprehensive, yet. We’ve got a few examples, but if we missed your publication, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’ll try to account for you as well.

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title=”We started in midtown with BLOOMBERG, which is located at 59th and Lex. Bloomberg has a huge number of employees, so we got two different answers from the reporters we talked to.”
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title=”The younger folks we talked to spoke for Bar Vetro, which is a few blocks away. And in our time drinking with Bloomberg employees, we’ve mingled with local consultants and I-bankers at bars up and down Second Ave.”
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title=”Next, we made our way down the 4/5/6. Word is, some FORBES employees like to hang out at El Cantinero, a margarita/tequila-type bar on University Place that’s really, really cheap.”
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title=”THE NEW YORK OBSERVER tends to like Scratcher on 5th St. — so much, in fact, that they held their Media Power Singles Mixer there. We’ll endorse Scratcher as well: it has a pleasant, wood-dominated atmosphere with a good happy hour. We’ve also been told NYO likes the Bullmoose Salon in Hell’s Kitchen.”
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title=”Our sources tell us NEW YORK MAGAZINE goes for Toad Hall on Grand St. According to their own Bar Guide — which names Toad a Critic’s Pick — it’s “a charming bar that beckons on a chilly winter evening.””
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title=”Now it’s time to hit the Conde bars. The Conde Nast building is located at 4 Times Square, which puts it in a difficult position in terms of low-key hangouts. You just have to know where to look.”
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title=”We’ll begin with Jimmy’s Corner, a favourite of GQ writers and editors and NEW YORKER factcheckers, as well as other young Conde types.”
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title=”Jimmy’s is decked out with some great sports memorabilia, especially boxing stuff. Best part, even for non-media types: despite being a stone’s throw from Times Square, it’s mostly devoid of tourists.”
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title=”As you might guess with Conde, many writers and editors prefer non-sports bar destinations. High-end Italian restaurant Osteria al Doge is a popular site for editors to have a glass of wine in a small group.”
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title=”And VANITY FAIR likes the Lambs Club, a metallic, landmarked old-school restaurant on 44th St., inside the Chatwal Hotel.”
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title=”The Lambs Club is slick and stylish; its name is taken from a an early-20th century theatre group that operated in the building.”
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title=”Heading 10 blocks uptown, we enter Time Inc./News Corp. territory. We hear seafood restaurant McCormick and Schmick’s, on 52nd St., houses FORTUNE people pretty frequently.”
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title=”And THE NEW YORK POST loves Langan’s, an Irish pub on 47th St.”
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title=”Don’t believe us about the Post and Langan’s? Check out this wall, for starters.”
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title=”Last but hardly least, we trek out past 10th Ave. on 23rd St. to visit the Half King.”
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title=”Not only does the Half King play host to a ton of writers and editors — it’s also owned by some. The proprietors are Sebastian Junger, of “The Perfect Storm” fame; war correspondent and novelist Scott Anderson; and director Nancy Burstein.”
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title=”We attended THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE’S holiday party here, which featured a reading by John Jeremiah Sullivan and tons of GQ/NYT Magazine talent. NEWSWEEK has also been known to frequent the pub.”
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title=”In a sobering, beautiful touch, the Half King has a memorial in the main room to photographer and Oscar-nominated director Tim Hetherington, a friend of the bar who tragically lost his life in Libya.”
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title=”What’s the BUSINESS INSIDER bar, you ask? Votes from staff include Pete’s Tavern, Old Town, Rye and Duke’s. But we’re partial to Barfly, a festive sports bar on Third Ave. where some of the younger reporters often end up for a remarkably cheap happy hour. ($2 Budweiser!)”
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