That time is now.
And that place is... in this slideshow.
More specifically, at Circa and Upstairs at the Gwen.
The former’s an art-deco-style restaurant and lounge, the latter’s a convivial outdoor terrace, and they’re both open now off the lobby of the Gwen in the old McGraw-Hill building.
“Yay” would be an appropriate response here. As would a general desire to press on...
Upstairs at the Gwen
What to drink: Those prosecco popsicles. When they inevitably melt.
What to eat: Crispy chorizo fritters and other such delights.
When to go: Post-work. That table with the fire rocks has your name on it.
Circa (the Restaurant)
What to drink: Their Koval-bourbon-and-honey drink, called the Urban Buzz.
What to eat: The truffle-and-short-rib-ragout Lux Burger.
When to go: Whenever. It’s open all day.
Circa (the Lounge)
What to drink: Request the Prohibition Porter, their leather-bound bar cart. It’ll arrive with a bartender, who’ll mix your ’30s-inspired cocktails tableside.
What to eat: Any small plate on the restaurant’s menu. Preferably in front of the bar with the rusted mirrors.
When to go: Late-night.
Or, you know, whenever-night.