For a show that has been more on-again, off-again than Don Draper’s relationships, “Mad Men” has always been something special to New York City. The series’ final season is starting April 5, but essentially living on the set of the show means New Yorkers don’t have to say goodbye. Here are four ways to prolong the magic.
Take a “business” lunch at one of more than two dozen restaurants around the city offering food and/or drink specials — two select dishes or two cocktails for the wink-wink price of $19.69 — from March 23-29. Go old school at P.J. Clarke’s, eavesdrop on what the new kids are working on at Urbo, or impress a client at Le Cirque, among others.
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Get a peek into the creative process at the Museum of the Moving Image, which is hosting a massive exhibit of large-scale re-creations of sets, props and personal notes by series creator Matthew Weiner, who will also give a talk and curate a film series. $12, March 14–June 14.
Vintage spirits from the show’s set have made their way to The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park S.) for classic cocktails made by bartenders from Death & Co and Clover Club. As if you needed more, this period-themed soiree set for April 10 will also have French jazz and burlesque performers. Tickets are on sale now for $50-$99, and there's a limit of 200.
See where the city’s Mad Men, real and fictional, worked and played on a walking (and drinking) tour. Evening outings run $150 with cocktails, or get twice the history but a daytime-appropriate single drink for $59. Dress to impress.