Step into another era—make that multiple eras—at this elegant bar and lounge where each room transports you to different time period. One lounge is decked out in mid-century modern furniture, with JFK quotes and vintage ashtrays. Another brings tipplers to the flapper era, with tufted sofas and Gatsby-style opulence. Crushed velvet is everywhere in another room set in 1857 while the room set in 1772 features sexual cartoons fancied by the day's French aristocracy. Reservations encouraged. Mon-Thurs 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri-Sat 5 p.m.-3 a.m., Sun 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Glitz. Grandiosity. History. The Diamond Horseshoe, a reinvented palace of pleasure that boomed during the 1940s, is back and better than ever. Guests descend down a majestic spiral staircase and into a huge ballroom, with multiple bars and stages, where dancers and performers contort and sway in a seductive series of spectacles. The space hosts the hit dinner show Queen of The Night, an interactive evening of cuisine and spellbinding cabaret (see www.queenofthenightnyc.com for tickets).