The 55 Bar is a small jazz club that offers two shows each night, usually by the same group.
On weeknights the early show begins at 7 p. m. , and the late show begins at 10 p. m. On weekends the early show begins at 6 p. m. , and the late show begins at 9:30 p. m. There is always a cover, which is usually around $10, and there is a two-drink minimum. Because the club is small, it's easy for the 50-plus crowd to meet new people and have a conversation or just sit back and enjoy the show. Get there early for a good spot because the club fills up fast. 55 Bar 55 Christopher St. New York, NY 10014 212-929-9883 55bar. com
The Emerald Pub is a small Irish pub that attracts professionals for an after-work beer or cocktail and is a popular option for casual dates.
The 50-plus crowd that visits the club favors the ambiance. Comfortable wood tables adorn the club, so there's no need to stand all night in a crowded room. The music caters more to the Baby Boomer crowd as well, with classic rock and Top 40 playing most nights. The Emerald Pub is open from 11:30 a. m. until 4 a. m. everyday. Lunch and dinner are served daily. The Emerald Pub 308 Spring St. New York, NY 10013 212-226-8512 emeraldpubnyc. com
The W Hotel Bar
The bar in the W Hotel offers the 50-plus crowd a classy place to bring a date, relax after work or meet businesspeople unwinding after a day of meetings or travel.
The hotel is in the center of Manhattan, just a few blocks away from many popular attractions, providing a good starting (or ending) point for the night. W Hotel New York 541 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022 212-755-1200 starwoodhotels. com