Published October 14, 2013
The Museum of Sex Has a Cocktail Bar Now
Let’s talk about sex...
... museums and having drinks at them.
At a place called PLAY
, a modish cocktail den coyly tucked next to the Museum of Sex, now open in
This place is a pretty standard sex-museum cocktail joint. Meaning, yes, there’s a library—several rows
of bookshelves punctuated by the occasional leather sofa. Okay, so there’s a cocktail you lick out of a
skin-textured plate. Also: some curiously placed metal handles on the bathroom wall. So what.
You’ve got a few digital-video bricks in the wall featuring people... aggressively knowing each other
. (Ahem.) But really, the homeyness of the horseshoe
banquettes and the Pegu-Club-vet-approved cocktails make this a decidedly non-gimmicky spot for any date but
It’s all situated behind a café-by-day that’ll also have champagne and coffee cocktails at night. But
in the back, with the books, there’s lounging to be done. Inhibitions to be dropped. Drinks with fruit
crushed by celebrities’ bare feet to be sipped.
Okay... so maybe any date after the second.
at the Museum of Sex
1 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016