Working with millions of dollars every day seem like a dream to some, but for bankers, it's not such an easy task. With the stock market on the rise again and the economy getting back on its feet, Lower Manhattan is more vibrant than ever, with countless buildings and businesses taking root in the area to cater to the dedicated men and women who work in the area. In addition to new luxury buildings like hotel-condo hybrid The Beekman and high-end retail construction, like Brookfield Place and Westfield's World Trade Center shopping complex, numerous bars and restaurants are making homes in the neighborhood to cater to this hardworking and equally hard-partying crowd. We've rounded up the area bars where you're likely to run into plenty of fellow bankers below.
Distilled: This Franklin Street bar and restaurant is as popular among bankers for its menu of stick-to-your-ribs food as it is its impressive drink list. Whether you've got a hankering for lobster or want to sample a local craft beer, Distilled has you covered.
Anotheroom: Dark, sleek, and popular with locals, Anotheroom is about as unpretentious as the Financial District's watering holes get. Serving up a long list of beers and wines — but no food or hard liquor — Anotheroom is an ideal spot for everything from after-work drinks to weekend dates.
Vintry Wine and Whiskey: Dimly lit and elegantly decorated, Vintry Wine and Whiskey has quickly developed a reputation as a neighborhood hotspot. With over fifty wines on the menu and nearly one hundred whiskeys on their menu, you'll never go thirsty in this Stone Street tavern.