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The Stayton Story

The Stayton Room pays homage to former U.S. Navy Captain William Stayton, who founded the Association Against the Prohibition Amendment. Established in 1918, it was the first group created to fight Prohibition, and William Stayton was widely recognized as a key leader in the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment.

The Stayton Room embodies the spirit of The Lexington Hotel, which opened amidst the Prohibition era and the Roaring Twenties.

The craft cocktail menu is inspired by classic Prohibition era libations.

Please note that for indoor activities (dining, fitness and entertainment) in New York City, people age 5 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO. Starting December 27, 2021, people age 12 and older must show proof of at least two doses of vaccine to enjoy indoor activities.