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The Best Bar to . . . Rub Elbows With a VC: Tom & Jerry's This popular dive bar in Manhattan attracts its share of venture investors scouting startup talent.

By Matt Villano

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Tom & Jerry's | New York City

You won't find obnoxious "No cell phone" signs at Tom & Jerry's (aka 288 Bar). Over the last few years, the lovable dive bar in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood has amassed quite a following among the twentysomething digerati, meaning iPads and smartphones are now standard table dressings.

Free Wi-Fi, homemade Chex mix and a binder of local take-out menus are among the on-the-record reasons why young social media mavens and entrepreneurs hang here (and, in the summer, the refreshing cucumber-lime cocktails are a big draw, too).

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