When I'm Manhattan I usually stay downtown (East/West Village, Soho, Meatpacking, etc.) but I'll be in the city for about 2 weeks in November I and want to get to know the Upper East Side a bit better. What are the best, most local, or most interesting/unique bars I have to check out? Anything from really fancy to hole in the wall will do.
'21' Club is a surprisingly quirky but classic venue as well.
Also, check out the Subway Inn. It's grittier than the others (much, much grittier), but fabulous.
Have fun--it's such a great time of year to be there!!!
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