George Washington Bar

 

23 Lexington Ave. (btw 23rd St. & 24th St.)

Cocktail Bar $$$

Sun-Wed 5:30pm-midnight

Th-Sat 5:30pm-2am

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.