Manhattan – TriBeCa
113 Franklin St. (bet. Church St. and West Broadway)
Manhattan, NY 10013
- phone: 212-334-3633
- hours: Mon.–Thurs., 6pm–2am; Fri.–Sat., 6pm–3am
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What's in a name? In the case of Theater Bar, everything. This latest tipple-as-spectacle hotspot pushes the envelope from theatrical ambiance into genuine performance, with a bartender serving drinks from a crimson-curtained stage, a mixologist's artisanal drink menu divided into "acts," elaborate drink presentations that sometimes involve songs, dances or actual magic tricks, and a lush decor straight out of Cabaret.