George Washington Bar
23 Lexington Ave. (btw 23rd St. & 24th St.)
Cocktail Bar $$$
This bar is in the Freehand Hotel in Gramercy, in a refurbished library with a picture of... you guessed it, George Washington. Bartenders are very good here and cocktails are worth the higher price. There aren't a ton of seats at the bar but there are also tables available.