Wooster's Garden is the definition of a clean, well-lit space. The front wall and ceiling are composed mainly of iron and glass, which lets in lots of sunlight. The aged, white-painted bricks of the back wall reflect it, filling the space with a natural glow. At night, wire framework lanterns mounted to the ceiling cast a pleasant glow on up-and-comers enjoying some of the best beer and cocktail selections in Midtown. Outside, guests lounge on the wood-decked patio. In a bar this nice, there's no reason for anyone to be in a big hurry to leave.
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