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Arts & Drinks in Midtown

Manhattan-Midtown West

Most New Yorkers avoid Midtown but there are some gems if you know where to look. Enjoy a great happy hour, the best performing arts venue in the world and a great post theatre bar.

Nathan M.Nathan M.

Nathan is an actor, dancer and director. He loves the chaos, volume and magic of the arts that are alive in Midtown.

Blue Dog Cookhouse & BarRestaurants & Cafes
Relaxed, stylish American eatery for sandwiches, salads & breakfast classics, plus cocktails.
(212) 459-0700website
308 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

Blue Dog was opened in 2006, named for the owner's dogs past and present. The original menu was made up of many family recipes that called for fried items with a more healthy modern twist, removing the fried aspects of the recipe and changing it to a healthier cooking method.

Today, most of the dishes are healthy and organic. Everything is made at the restaurant, never processed and never frozen. The cafe is especially known for a superb happy hour!

Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsTheatre
The world's leading performing arts center in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Manhattan
(212) 875-5456website
Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Paving the way to world class performance since 1962, Lincoln Center invites art savants and newcomers alike to see what it feels like to let art in. The complex is comprised of the Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, Julliard, The Metropolitan Opera, and The School of American Ballet.

The Rum HouseBars & Lounges
This swanky, candlelit, wood-paneled piano bar draws the well-heeled for classic cocktails.
(646) 490-6924website
228 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Tucked inside Hotel Edison, the Rum House is the perfect place to get a nightcap and decompress. Enjoy a pisco sour and the music and performances of the theatre crowd that frequents the venue.

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