‘21’ Club Will Convert Lounge to Bar ‘21’

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You'll still need a jacket to get in. Photo: Courtesy of '21' Club

Just in time for the '21'st century (we kid), restaurant institution '21' Club will convert its current lounge area into a new, ten-seat bar with a "casual vibe" next month when it closes for its regular annual summer vacation, according to Crain's. The 81-year-old bar and serious lawn-jockey magnet held an open call for new staff, including mixologists, earlier this week. The mid-September opening of Bar '21' will mark the first time in the restaurant's history it will serve tap beer. Not only that, guests will be seated on bar stools, not in comfy chairs. Just in time for Betty Draper to pull up a seat. [Crain's]