Bar at The Modern

the modern manhattan
Image: Union Square Hospitality Group
MONDAY - SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 10:30 P.M. | SUNDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 9:30 P.M.
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Museum dining in New York City has grown by leaps and bounds over the last ten years (mostly thanks to restaurateur Danny Meyer), and with it, so has museum drinking. The bar at MoMA’s The Modern adjoins one of the most well heeled places to eat in Midtown. Follow an unmarked corridor off the museum’s first floor to end up at the bar that, much like the best galleries, is awash in white with one glowing wall devoted to a photograph by German artist Thomas Demand. The close-up of brilliant green foliage lends an enchanted-forest feel to the graceful space and the whimsical cocktails.

Known For
  • bar food
  • day drinking
  • good wine
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
The Shandy Agrodolce, an appropriately well-mannered, refreshingly low-alcohol combination of white ale and strawberry-balsamic syrup.
Midtown West
Drinking after museum hours? Sneak a peek through the formal dining room on your way to the restroom for a private view into the museum's sculpture garden, where the Picasso sculptures are—for a moment—yours alone.