When you're traveling, one of the best ways to relax after a long day of work, sightseeing or doing absolutely nothing is sipping delicious martinis in a classy bar. But where do you go for this when you don't really know the area and you're exhausted? Yes, as you know, even vacation can be exhausting! The best place to sip a martini might be right under your nose. Nope, we're not talking about the mini bar. Put on that little black dress and let a handsome bartender pour you something tastier than an airplace bottle of vodka in a plastic cup and head downstairs to the hotel bar!
Many of the best hotels in NYC have bars in the lobby and on the roof that are a destination for tourists and locals who aren't staying at the hotel, so if you are staying there, you might as well take advantage of the popular attraction that awaits you on-site. Have a few drinks, make some new friends and it's only a few minutes back up to your hotel room where you can kick back and turn on the HBO once the night ends!
New York City is home to many beautiful and elegant hotel bars. Whether you're looking for the best Cosmopolitan in town and a quiet atmosphere to enjoy it in or you just need to take the edge off after a long day, your hotel bar is always there for you! Just one more thing to keep in mind when you're selecting a place to put your feet up on your next trip, but we'll make it easy and tell you all the best hotel bars in NYC!
The Trump SoHo is one of the most luxurious hotels in Manhattan, and Bar d'Eau on the 7th floor has a great view of both the city and the hotel pool, complete with a waterfall that really sets the mood! Professional mixologists create some of the classiest cocktails you've ever seen, and there are plenty of places for everyone to sit, whether you're with a group or flying solo.
The best part? While this bar is high-end and elegant, the atmosphere is also comfortable and serene. It's perfect for a quiet night out, but not so quiet that you're falling asleep in your cocktail.
The Carlton Hotel NY has a delicious seafood brasserie, Millesime, which Esquire voted the "Best New Restaurant" in 2011. Near this fabulous restaurant though, those who are looking for a liquid dinner are well-advised to check out Salon Millesime of Bar Millie. Salon Millesime is the lobby level bar, and here you'll often find live music to keep you entertained as you sip artisan cocktails and enjoy small plates. Bar Millie is on the messanine level, overlooking Salon Millesime. A marble bar, antique furniture and a French-parlor essence make this the perfect spot for a few drinks and a nice conversation.
The best part? At the Carlton, you have several options. They've actually got three bars and a restaurant, but all of them are beautiful decorated, so you always feel like you're getting the royal treatment.
Park South Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel, and the on-site restaurant, the Black Duck, is a favorite for locals and tourists in the Gramercy Park/Murray Hill area. While many come for the food, they've also got a bar you can enjoy for appetizers and drinks. On weekend nights they have live jazz and every Sunday evening they even have a James Bond movie playing in the background so you're never bored when traveling alone (or traveling with boring conversationalists.)
The best part? You'll never go hungry here!
Renassiance NY Times Square is home to the R Lounge and beautiful views of NYC. The drinks are pretty affordable, especially considering that you're in the heart of Times Square. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occassion (including main events like Fourth of July or New Years Eve) with delicious cocktails, great food and an unbeatable view.
The best part? Did we mention the view yet?
Crowne Plaza Times Square is another downtown bar worth an hour or two of your evening. They've got a very extensive drink menu with specialty cocktails and malt beverages, and plenty of seating in a more modern decorated bars than some of the aforementioned places. Head to 49 NY Bar for a drink before heading out to one of the nearby Broadway shows, or after you come back from a night out on the city before slipping into your PJs.
The best part? It's always convenient to stop in for a drink here, whether you're staying at the Crowne Plaza or walking around near Times Square.
The Kimberly Hotel has one of New York's famous rooftop bars and, especially in the summer, you're going to want to head Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel for drinks and panoramic view of Midtown Manhattan.
The best part? They've got retractable glass ceilings that make it possible to enjoy a nice summer's breeze, or cozy drinks with a great view in the winter! This is one of the favorite year-round rooftop bars in NYC!
Many hotels in NYC have great on-site bars, so don't think that you have to go far to get a great drink in this town. Unlike many places, the bars in the hotels here are more glamorous than the freestanding bars, so find a place that's offering great NYC hotel deals right now (many of them actually include free drinks at one of the onsite bars) and always know that there's a martini with your name on it just steps from your bedroom!