5 bars to meet bankers in New York

1) The Beer Bar

Bankers and hedge fund managers stop in here on their way to Grand Central where they catch the train back to Connecticut. Located outside, under the MetLife building, this convivial spot is a loud and wild scene, which escalates as the night goes on. Best spot for singles looking to make a score.

The Beer Bar at the Metbuilding

at: The Metlife Building, 200 Park Avenue (near E 45th Street)

+1 212 818 1222

http://www.patinagroup.com/the-beer-bar

2) Stone Street Tavern

Stone Street Tavern backs onto one of the few pedestrian streets in the city and is lined with fun places to meet and greet. Every restaurant on this block has communal picnic tables set up – and it’s where Wall Streeters like to let loose and party. Historically, this was the first paved street in Manhattan.

Stone Street Tavern

52 Stone Street (between Hanover Square and Coenties Alley)

+1 212 785 5658

http://www.stonestreettavernnyc.com

3) Dorrian's Red Hand

Red checkered table-cloths say old New York, in the most classic sense. This place attracts the preppie and finance crowd who come for the relaxed vibe and camaraderie. Tuesday nights feature karaoke, a great night to mingle, and fans young and old gather to watch the game.

interior of Dorrian's bar

1616 2nd Avenue (at 84th Street)

+1 212 772 6660

https://www.dorrians-nyc.com

4) Casa Lever

Located on that part of Park Avenue which is virtually all banks, it’s a place where men in suits conduct serious business while downing elegant Italian dishes. The bar at the front is slightly more casual, with same clientele enjoying Martinis, exceptional wines by the glass, and small bites. Cool architecture and original Warhol portraits.

cocktail bar at Casa Lever

390 Park Avenue (at E 53rd Street)

+1 212 888 2700

http://www.casalever.com

5) Cipriani Club 55

Regulars from Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs head here to elegantly unwind. Dine on the gorgeous outdoor terrace with palm trees and imposing columns that looks out right onto Wall Street, or in the library-style room with exotic wood paneling. Go early evening and order a Bellini, of course.

cocktail bar at Cipriani

55 Wall Street (between William and Hanover Street)

+1 646 300 8163

http://www.cipriani.com

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