The Bar at the Groiler Club Bar
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Address: 47 East 60th St.
Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America's oldest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts of graphic arts. While the Club's exhibition spaces and library are open to the public, the exceptional bar is limited to use by members and special guests. Membership is on a nomination basis, so if you ever want to sip whisky in the paneled rooms you may want to consider getting your book lovers resume filled soon. -Nick Schonberger