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9 Hotels With Cocktail Bars You Shouldn't Miss

Jessica Colley Clarke | March 21, 2017

These Manhattan and Brooklyn hotel bars are so much more than the typical anonymous watering hole stuffed into the corner of a local Hyatt. They're storied cocktail destinations, beloved by travelers and locals alike.


The Kitano

Why it made the list

If you'd like a side of jazz with your martini, pull up a stool at the bar in the Kitano. This space is known as one of New York’s premier jazz destinations, with music offered up seven days a week.

The Kitano imports much of its sensibility from Japan, with Read More



Why it made the list

One of New York’s more glamorous hotel watering holes is found in SoHo--NoMo Kitchen is set under glass in a greenhouse-like space, with a long bar beneath sparkling chandeliers.

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Mandarin Oriental

Why it made the list

The lobby lounge is an elegant space for drinks and Central Park views, while MObar, on the 35th floor, is a more intimate cocktail destination.

Classic, over-the-top luxury defines every inch of this five Read More


Iroquois New York

Why it made the list

Classic cocktail parlor traditions of comfort and service are alive and well at Lantern’s Keep, tucked away behind the lobby. If you want a guaranteed seat, be sure to reserve a table in advance--this place is popular.

Once the home of James Dean (he lived here for two years in Read More


The St. Regis

Why it made the list

The King Cole Bar is one of Manhattan’s most historic and cherished bars--and it's located right smack-dab in the lobby of this luxury hotel. Get dressed up and blow your budget on their signature Bloody Mary. It's worth it.

World-class from head to toe, this 5th Avenue Beaux Arts lan Read More


Andaz 5th Avenue

Why it made the list

Beneath the buzz of Midtown East, a cocktail bar called The Bar Downstairs shakes and stirs seasonal drinks, including creative non-alcoholic varieties (if that's your thing).

The sleek and spacious rooms at this modern hotel make you f Read More


Wythe Hotel

Why it made the list

The Ides Bar is located on the sixth floor of this stylish Williamsburg boutique hotel. You can sip specialty cocktails indoors or outdoors in the roof lounge, while also feasting your eyes on some unobstructed and beautiful Manhattan skyline views.

A former cooperage on the Brooklyn waterfront found new life Read More


Gramercy Park Hotel

Why it made the list

Two sophisticated choices--the Rose Bar and the Jade Bar--draw a fashionable crowd seeking finely mixed drinks, intimate live music sessions, and the property’s renowned art collection.

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The NoMad Hotel

Why it made the list

When a stiff drink is in order, the NoMad Hotel offers not one, but three attractive options: the cozy Library, where cocktails are sipped on plush couches; the sleek Elephant Bar, with its long, mahogany countertop; and the tavern-inspired NoMad Bar. You can conveniently try them all, because they're all under the same roof.

Named after the emerging neighborhood where it’s locat Read More

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