You’re going to see Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theater and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got just the right post-theater bar for to toast Frankie Valli and the guys on Broadway in New York City.
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The Show: Four friends from Newark form a singing group and rise to stardom in the early 1960s. They name their quartet The Four Seasons, after a local bowling alley in Union, N.J. As they rise to fame, break apart and reunite, every hit from “Sherry,” to “Walk Like a Man,” to “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” is included to tell the Tony-winning musical story.
The Bar: A true class-act, the Four Seasons Restaurant sits within the landmark Seagram’s building, designed by starchitects Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. It was simply named in honor of winter, spring, summer and fall with a menu that changed accordingly — a groundbreaking notion when it opened in 1959. A reflecting rod chandelier by Richard Lippold is the centerpiece of the bar, just adjacent to the famed Grill Room, where live jazz is often a staple in the evenings.
What to Drink: The bar at the Four Seasons begs Champagne: bubbles mimic the effervescence of those famous chain link curtains, after all — and there’s plenty to choose from on the terrific wine list. Four by the glass include Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2004 ($45); Moet & Chandon Brut ($25); Alfred Gratien rose brut ($25) and Franciacorta Ca’ del Bosco brut ($25).
For where to eat before Jersey Boys, see our pre-theater restaurant suggestion.