Now open in the former Dragon Bar space on Broadway is MONROE, a new, upscale bar and lounge that has bailed on the bottle service and velvet rope B.S. found elsewhere around town. The space looks rather fantastic; designed by Mr. Important (Charles Doell)—who also did Gitane—the look is very Hollywood glam. (Grub Street has a nice slideshow of the swank interior here). There’s also a smoking patio.
Cocktails are hand-crafted with fresh ingredients, and there are also wines on tap, local and regional beers, and small bites. To celebrate their grand opening, Monroe is offering half off their entire beer and wine list Mon-Fri from 5pm-9pm through April 1st. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-close. 473 Broadway at Kearny, 415-772-9002.