Boozin' W-style

Now more fixture than fad, the W's re-conceived its ground-floor bar & lounge, going from starkly hip to rustic chic with a cowboy hat-themed wall, black leather U-shaped banquettes and central sofa, and a wood-panel, LED-lit "glow wall". New menu items abound (white-cheddar short rib panini w/ pickled veggies, lamb skewers w/ Greek yogurt...), as do fresh specialty cocktails like the Ketel Citroen/cucumber/mint syrup "Pomerita" and the cachaca/strawberry/lime "Brazilian", potent enough to make you think you look hot in a bikini.