The Best Bars for Business Networking, Meetings, Entertaining Clients, Happy Hour with Coworkers, and More

Photography by Doug Schneider

Rye Grill & Bar

Fig & Olive

China White



Looking to wind down after work, either to celebrate a promotion, gossip about the boss, or just blow off some steam? Or maybe you’re looking for a place better suited for networking with a potential employer, impressing a client, or closing a deal? Whatever your purpose, you’ll need a bar that meets some “professional” requirements, ideally somewhere that isn’t too dark, crowded, or noisy. You also want a maybe-you-can-skip-dinner menu of options, as well as an atmosphere that shows smart judgment. Here, 17 places where you can break the ice, so to speak—no expense account required.




BLT Steak
White Plains

China White Noodle Bar

Crabtree’s Kittle House

Emma’s Ale House
White Plains

Fig & Olive

Kraft Bistro

121 Restaurant & Bar
North Salem

Morton’s The Steakhouse
White Plains

Red Hat on the River

The Rye Grill & Bar

The Willett House
Port Chester

The Tap House

Benjamin Steakhouse
White Plains

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