Best Bars for Business Networking and Meetings, Entertaining Clients, and Happy Hours: The Tap House in Tuckahoe
Though only open a few years, The Tap House is a regional staple, not to mention among the top contenders for the county’s best looking bar. The dark woods, the high-ceilinged room, the antique-looking light fixtures, and the huge back mirror all work to create a clubby look that feels timeless. True, this gastropub can get a bit loud at times, but if you’re lucky (and eating something), you can snag one of the private booths along the side or hang out in the back where a common table lets you maneuver your drink and your munchies at the same time. The air crackles with the buzz of families, singles and execs, many of whom are meeting someone who’s just gotten off the train (the station’s across the street), making it convenient, comfortable, and a confident spot for both entertaining and impressing.
Happy Hour: No drink specials but half-priced sliders from 4 to 7 pm (meaning you pay from $4.50 to $5).
Make a Deal: 16 Depot Sq
(914) 337-6941; thetaphouseny.com