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Drinks, Men and Girl’s Night Out

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 ,


He May Not Be Eating Your Brain but He’s Salting Your Arm

In the movies, when a person gets bitten by a zombie, the victim has a bit of time before they turn.  It’s as if the writer gives the character this time to appreciate the person he was, come to terms with the person he is and readily accept and prepare for the monster he is about to become.  I call this the “in-between” stage.

Beer Bar, located at 200 Park Ave, is full of guys in the “in-between stage”.

This lovely midtown bar is chop full of guys DESTINED to become corporate zombies and it is very easy to spot if you know what to look for.

You can break down a working New York male into three different categories; the guy who has a job but maintains his social life without sacrificing either, the guy who used to have a social life but is putting bits and pieces of it by the wayside for the daily grind and then finally the full-blown workaholic.

I’ve already discussed the full-blown workaholic at a bar (click for a refresher https://singlegirlsguidetonewyork.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/hell-love-his-job-and-youll-love-the-drinks/) but the “in-between” guys can be easily confused with the first category of the working New York male.

Both groups of men immediately take off their blazer when seated.  Both loosen their ties with extreme urgency.  My personal favorite is the way both groups carefully roll up their long sleeves, making them even without even looking. Honestly, there is nothing more attractive than a guy in a suit that doesn’t act like “the guy in the suit”.

However, the similarities really stop there.  The first category of working males will glance up at the female clientele and make their way to her.  If they don’t, they at least get caught staring a few times causing the poor girl to have to do all the work.  The “in-between” boys don’t.  They glance every so often but seem to be in such deep thought about their morning meeting, they forget that happy hour is supposed to be HAPPY.

When the “in-between” guys are with a huge group, sometimes there is a girl mixed in.  If they are “together”, you won’t know it except for the occasional smile.  That’s because he’s sitting by himself, staring up at the group, with his mind still on work.

Though you will probably leave there without a promise of a date (and if you do BEWARE because dating an in-between who turns into a workaholic will make you want to give up on dating altogether) Beer Bar does have other things to offer.

Don’t forget that getting a date during happy hour is great but getting a drink is even BETTER.  The drinks are unbelievably strong (just be wary of the prices since there is no happy hour deal there) and they give you enough FREE snacks that you really don’t need to order any food from the menu.

It’s a cozy, convenient after work spot that is great for gabbing with the girls are bringing your work buddies to.  Unfortunately, the chances of finding a future boyfriend there are slim to none.