Alright, the first stop on my bar tour of NYC is in Murrary Hill on 33rd and 3rd. Right in the middle of the Block is Joshua Tree. This place is a favorite amongst the late 20s, early 30s professional crowd, most of whome you'll find straggling in around 8-9pm during the week (especially thursday) still in suits and ties after leaving lower manhattan and the financial district.
This is a post happy hour, yuppy haven. Most people in this place has money and likes to show it. Expect groups of predatory guys out here all on "the hunt."
The prices are commensurate with the area whic is just a dollar over average or so. The place will be packed early and will clear out early as well. Not an allnighter, but a definitive stop on the bar crawl. The music is typically identified with by the 80s baby. If you were 4 years old when the Muppet show was at its peak, you'll sing every lyric to the songs, although probably in your head because this isn't the place you want to belt out old school tunes. It features a long bar with roughly a 4 foot wide standing space so it doesn't take much to fill the front half. The back half has a smaller bar that's usually unmanned until the place really fills up but has tables. Good luck getting a seat there unles you've been there since LUNCH.
Stop in, check it out and move along to places with more to offer.