Applebees has a “Midtown Lunch Lounge”?
Our Midtown Happy Hour correspondent Mamacita has the week off, but I couldn’t help but post this happy hour suggestion we got last week:
“Ok, so this is wierd. Applebees in Times Square has a bar on the ground floor. Way over on the side is a room with couches, those little tables, a flat panel TV or two and a big plate glass window onto the street. Kinda like a downtown lounge, only it’s in Applebees. And it seems full of midwestern looking tourists.I was thinking: I wonder if it’s cool to hang out here? A lounge, in Applebees? Then I was thinking: It’s a little like midtown lunch lounge. Serviceable, convenient, and it might even be quite enjoyable if you catch it at the right time. The only downside is that the turnover may be small and it might get boring after two or three hours. And Times Square is slowing down a bit these days, so there might be less turnover than you might like in a bar this small. I have no idea of it’s a good candidate for a review. But I’m just throwing it out there.”