You already know about SoBes legendary News Café a place with a 24-7 schedule that makes Sunset Strip hookers look like nuns. People turn up at the hotspot at all hours for a cocktail, a coffee, or to gawk at the passersby but never for privacy. And did you know that if you visit www.newscafe.com, you can actually watch live streaming video of the patrons seated on the coveted front row? And you thought TMZ was bad. If you want the scene without the cut and the action, try The News Lounge a laidback, Midtown version of the Ocean Drive clusterfuck.
Even sweeter than the cloak of umbrellas, über-comfy seating and the fact that its tucked away in a covert corner of the 55th Street Station is the Thursday I Am Your Villain Happy Hour. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. you can down half-priced drinks in peace, or dance like no ones watching while DJs Contra, Doormouse, Induce, and others spin the hotness. Just dont stand by the outdoor pool table. Its so cool, people wont be able to resist a peek.