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Location tours: 'Mad Men'

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Mad Men

'Mad Men'

For five seasons, repeat Emmy-winner "Mad Men" has sparked renewed interest in midcentury furniture, craft cocktails and vintage music (even resurrecting the formerly obscure 1960 French pop song, "Zou Bisou Bisou"). So it shouldn't be too surprising to hear that tours of Don Draper's New York are popular, even if the series is filmed in Los Angeles.

What you see: A daytime tour goes to eight locations referenced on the TV show, says Joshua Hirsch, founder of Sidewalks of New York tours. Stops include The Waldorf-Astoria hotel, the Oak Room at The Plaza, and the Pierre Hotel.

The trip also includes a history of Madison Avenue, where the fictional Sterling Cooper and Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising agencies are located.

A nighttime tour features cocktails at three watering holes featured on "Mad Men": the Grand Central Oyster Bar, the Roosevelt Hotel and P.J. Clarke's. "Almost everyone dresses up," Hirsch says.

Most popular stop: Mad46, a rooftop bar on the top of the Roosevelt Hotel

Tour frequency: Daytime tour: Wednesdays and Saturdays; nighttime tour: once a week, either Thursday or Friday

Cost (per adult): $59 for the two-hour daytime tour; $150 for the nine-hour nighttime tour


 

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