NYC Guide: Hotel Bars

Looking for a luxurious backdrop for a special night out? How about a place guaranteed to impress? Check out the city’s best hotel bars, each offering their own version of the perfect atmosphere, the prettiest crowd, and the finest drinks. It’s all about the scene at these well known hotel bars.

Cabanas at The Maritime Hotel: Comprising the North and South sides of the nautical inspired hotel’s roof, Cabanas provides a luxury resort getaway year round. Open to the warm summer nights, the rooftop provides cushioned couches amid lush plant life. In the winter, the rooftop is covered and fully heated, offering the same comfortable lounging among lit fireplaces. Bars are located on both the North and South side. 363 West 16th Street at 9th Avenue

Hudson Bar at Hudson Hotel: Ascend up the escalator, backlit in a dim green neon light, to reach the entrance of the Philippe Starck designed hotel. The bar is dramatic and hip, with the floor lit from below and the ceiling hand painted by artist Francesco Clemente. The bar’s décor is as eclectic and modern as the crowd they attract. 356 West 58th Street

Underbar at The W Hotel Union Square: Hidden in the basement of the luxurious W Hotel at Union Square, Underbar offers a sleek, hip space for drinking and lounging. A large bar lines the back of the room, extra long couches, and cozy curtained alcoves create private nooks in the typically crowded bar. 201 Park Avenue South at 17th Street

Church Lounge at The Tribeca Grand: The freestanding clock in the brick lined triangular space marks the hotel’s entrance. Follow the descending walkway into the open atrium where you can choose a seat at the oval bar or at one of the low set coach and table areas in the lounge. The Pomegranate Martini and Seasonal Caipirinha come highly recommended. 2 6th Avenue at Walker Street

→Dress to Impress…avoid casual dress to increase your chances of getting into any hotel bar, especially on the weekend when the doors are more closely guarded. Avoid flip flops, shorts, and t-shirts in the summer months. Check the hotel’s website for their specific dress code.