Faces & Names has caricatured paintings of celebrities on the walls and it’s a few blocks from Times Square, but it’s actually pretty low-key and is one of the best spots to get casual drinks in the mid-50’s. Up front there’s a square bar and some two-tops, while the back area has another bar along with lounge chairs and booths around a fireplace. You can come solo for a beer after work, or hang with a big group before a show.
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