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Post-Theater Bar: Where to Drink After ‘Newsies’

Toast the newsboys with a prized Pulitzer

You’re going to see Newsies at the Nederlander Theatre and you need to know where to get a drink afterward? No problem! We’ve got a great rooftop scoop.


Enjoy a cocktail at Bookmarks after seeing 'Newsies' (Photos: Bookmark Lounge, inset: Matthew Murphy)

Enjoy a cocktail at Bookmarks after seeing ‘Newsies’ (Photos: Bookmark Lounge, inset: Matthew Murphy)

The Show: Ever think the little guy can’t win? In this musical, based on the true story of the 1899 Newsboys Strike, the young paperboys of New York City take on publishing giants such as Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst in order to improve compensation for child labor. Young Jack Kelly is the organizer of the union force, gathering support in rousing numbers such as “The World Will Know,” and “Seize the Day.” Catch it before the run ends on August 24th!

The Bar: Bookmarks, the indoor-outdoor rooftop lounge at Midtown’s Library Hotel, sets an intimate, elegant and fittingly literary setting for a post-show tipple. Indoors, there’s a fireplace to cozy up to and comfy leather chairs. Vistas of surrounding skyscrapers await on the outdoor terrace.

What to Drink: The Pulitzer cocktail, a mix of gin, elderflower liqueur, Fernet Branca, agave nectar and lemon juice ($15.50), is named after New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer — the very same newspaper magnate that spurred the 1899 strike.

For where to eat before Newsies, see our pre-theater restaurant suggestion.

Bookmarks Lounge
299 Madison Ave., 14th Floor

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