Hello. I'm hoping to find a bar near Lincoln Center that:
1. Is open by 5pm
2. Has a relaxed, not too cramped atmosphere
3. Has good cocktails (eg isn't all about vodkas or infusions--knows about good things like gin and classic cocktails like Manhattans--if not variations like Red Hooks).
If I had time I'd be downtown at Death & Company or the like but need it to be near Lincoln Center. I was thinking there must be a hotel with something like this... Any great hotel bars?
Thanks for yr suggestions!