There are two spaces to sit and drink at the Algonquin, both served by the same bar. If you’re looking for a more involved cocktail experience, the Blue Bar is the move—the bartenders are among the city’s friendliest, always up for a where-ya-from chat and well-skilled at the art of the bartender’s choice. But for the full experience, the lobby lounge, with its overstuffed Edwardian furniture and unsurpassed Christmas decorations in December, is the place to be. Once home to the Round Table of 1920s literati, the Algonquin will seat Dorothy Parker pilgrims who ask nicely at the table that sits beneath a painting of Dottie and her crew.
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