Best Bar for Picking Up Writers (2008)

KGB

Personally, I'd avoid writers like the plague. Either they have no money and no social skills, or big advances and even bigger egos. But if you go for the authorial type, there's no better bar to cruise than KGB, an intimate upstairs boîte—all scarlet walls, photos of Lenin, and Soviet constructivist posters—that's been the hangout of New York's literary lights since 1993. Frequent readings pack them in, and there's always a lonely novelist or two downing scotch at the bar. (Just remember, not all fiction writers are as handsome as Paul Auster.)

Location Details

85 E. 4th St.
New York NY 10003
212-505-3360