An eye-pleasing "ceiling-scape" that mirrors the restaurant's varied clientele, '21's amalgam of corporate logo items and colorful sports memorabilia - presented to the restaurant by professional athletes, sports teams, and captains of industry - are a reflection of the spirited history of the American people.
"The toys in '21's Bar Room have intrigued generations of patrons and inspired countless conversations," said '21' General Manager Bryan McGuire. "The assortment is a true national treasure; a unique and rare collection that evokes fond memories, exciting moments in history and uplifting stories."
The restaurant's history as a playground for the world's industry giants is shown by the miniature gas truck presented to the restaurant by the late Leon Hess, model airplanes depicting major U.S. and foreign carriers, as well as countless replicas of products, early radio microphones, private executive jets, and other symbols that define the American lifestyle.
Perhaps the most poignant item in the collection is a model of the PT-109, presented as a gift to '21' by President John F. Kennedy.
'21' has such a large collection of sporting souvenirs that the Bar Room is a veritable Hall of Fame. Diners can view the helmets of football legends Frank Gifford and John Riggins, rackets of tennis stars Chris Evert and John McEnroe, Katarina Witt's figure skates, a golf club that once belonged to Jack Nicklaus, and baseball bats from fabled heroes Willie Mays and Joe Morgan.
"The Bar Room is the only place where a guest can enjoy an unparalleled dining experience while contemplating the last 75 years of American history," added Mr. McGuire. "There really isn't any other room in the world quite like it."