2. Nothing Really Matters, in the subway at 210 W. 50th St

Nothing Really Matters hidden bar
Photo by Alix Piorun

It’s difficult to imagine a more perfect address for such a nihilistically named watering hole. In a filthy corner of a Midtown subway station, past the glowing green light of a digital art gallery and down the crud-caked corridor, a surprisingly high-end saloon lies in wait. Nothing Really Matters took up shop in the 50th Street downtown 1 train entrance on December 31, 2021.