Just a few blocks down from the NoMad Hotel is the far less expensive and far more casual Tavern 29, a three-level space in a former brownstone. The first two floors channel Industrial Age chic, serving cocktails named after 19th-century New York gangs. In stark contrast, the roof is an airy biergarten where you can knock back a pint and freshly grilled sausage.
Tavern29, 47 East 29th Street (between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue); 212-685-4422
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