The Stag-at Guide: Schiller’s
At first glance, Schiller’s may seem “too cool for school.” Walking in alone can feel like “the setup to a romantic comedy FAIL” as you approach the “bustling but insular” bar full of beautiful patrons. Fear not. Remember those boys in high school who lived “on the lake, owned their own boat and spent a summer at a kibbutz”? Well imagine if they all eventually became “kings of hipster paradise,” but worked so many hours they “remained single well into their 30s”? They’re all at Schiller’s. Local “restaurateurs, artists and impresarios” are more than ready to regale you with tales of their success, and implore you to help cure them of their lonely nights. Have you been to one guy’s “bar around the corner that is rapidly expanding?” Not yet! Have you seen another fella’s “friend’s installation up the block? If not, we could swing through and get cupcakes after? Or before?” Yup, just as soon as you clean the drool off your blouse. One does begin to suspect that these are “someone else’s boyfriends” trying to see if they’ve still got it. They do.
Comfort level for a single lady(1-30): 28 Drinks purchased for a single lady: 1! Plus an offer of french fries! Male to female ratio: 2:1 Single to couple ratio: 1:1 Overheard: “Are you going home… together?” Stranger to me and a man leaving the bar at the same time. Hot. Chances of returning (1-30): 30
Previously in the Stag-at Guide: The Lobby Bar at The Ace Hotel