The first thing you’ll notice when entering this Midtown hotspot is the sleek and sexy atmosphere. A dimly lit room greets you the moment you step off the entrance staircase. Leather booths align the walls, providing an intimate setting with your date, your friends, or the cute guy by the bar you’ve been eyeing.
Even the dark corners seem to be made for quick mini rendezvous between you and your boyfriend before heading back to your mutual friends.
Yes, La Biblioteca is aesthetically pleasing and, with their happy hour specials (eight- dollar frozen margaritas, six-dollar wine and four-dollar beers between five and seven), you absolutely can’t go wrong. Almost.
The first time I went to this bar it was for a friend’s birthday. I was able to find a booth in the already crowded bar and my little group of three began indulging in drinks.
As I sat there I noticed all the attractive men there. Looking around you can see some, in their perfectly tailored suits, leaning against the bar as they wait for the lead photographer from GQ to call.
These men were definitely not workaholics or in-betweens. No, these were men with a balance. Some chatted with their friends, some chatted up the girls and others were having a great time with their after work crew.
The second time I went was this past Thursday with my friend Madison.
If scoping out a place in ten seconds could be a superhero power, she would have earned her cape and flying abilities a long time ago.
Standing at the center table, Stoli on the rocks in hand, she replied
“You do know every guy here is gay, right? They are either gay or with someone.”
I looked across our table and saw two men staring at each other, making it obvious they were on a date. Sitting in booths were, indeed, groups of couples laughing and sneaking kisses that make single girls nauseated. At the bar, the GQ men stood, flirting and laughing with equally gorgeous females.
My conclusion is the La Biblioteca is PERFECT for a date night or a girl’s night. However, on the assumption that those GQ guys met those girls’ that night, I am going to give the advice that single girl’s should get there before happy hour starts and get a prime spot at the bar.
***La Biblioteca is located on 622 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10017 ,