The Chapel Bar is hidden behind an unmarked door in the lobby of a Flatiron photography museum called Fotografiska. It’s in a space that was formerly a cathedral, and it has high ceilings and a massive chandelier that probably cost more than the last car you saw on the street. So if you’re looking for an impressive spot to have a quiet conversation with someone over an elaborate cocktail or two, The Chapel Bar is a great choice. It’s a small, dark room filled with armchairs, and it feels kind of like a members-only club for Bond villains.
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