This hip SoHo lounge features chic decor and is frequented by celebrities and Manhattan hipsters. The menu is eclectic and features such savory appetizers as buffalo mozzarella and tuna tartare while the entree selections include oven roasted duck and lobster ravioli. A brunch menu is offered on weekends with items such as chicken crepes and eggs florentine.
Verlaine offers an impressive happy hour that serves up lychee martinis for a steal until 10pm every night of the week. DJs played a chilled out mix of music to a well-heeled crowd settled on the venue's cool yet comfy couches.
Vino is the name of the game at this sophisticated wine bar. Decorated in with a stylish simplicity the wall of wines is what catches the eye. A menu of Italian food is served to compliment your glass of choice.
Cibar offers live DJs spinning cool grooves nightly. Crowds enjoy cocktails and martinis in the bamboo garden and stay warm in front of the fireplaces on cold winter nights.
Hosting a crowd that ranges from the trendy, artsy type to those with Boho or hippie leanings, Max Fish is colorful and eclectic. The bar displays the work of local artists and music finds the masses via a jukebox.
Opia is an upscale French restaurant in the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 that offers a secluded, comfortable and modern getaway. Critically acclaimed and distinctly unique, enjoy Opia Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The lounge is a great place to unwind after a busy day. Sporting events are shown on the lounge's many TVs and the kitchen is open until 1am daily.
A sports bar, restaurant and outdoor cafe make up the Joshua Tree in a contemporary and decidedly New York style. Located on Restaurant Row, they are open 7 days a week to offer a large beer and drink list. The sports bar features two levels and an array of large screen TVs. The restaurant features world cuisine specializing in surf and turf. The outdoor cafe is popular in summer with second-level dining that overlooks the area.
Located in the Theater District, Don't Tell Mama opened in 1982 and has become one of NYC's most famous piano bars and cabaret. The onsite restaurant serves a seasonal menu of "New American cuisine".
Mix with an eclectic group of regulars at this classy, upscale bar. The menu features tasty and traditional American fare and the cocktails range from creative original creations to classics inspired by the Prohibition era.
A popular West Village venue for over 20 years, Art Bar offers comfy couches, a fireplace and a lively atmosphere. The menu features a range of options including vegetarian choices and the bar shows work by local artists.
This elegant Chelsea bar/lounge/gallery with a sophisticated decor is accented by monthly featured artwork, lush banquettess and more.
Insieme Lounge is a luxurious addition to the exclusive amenities offered at The Michelangelo Hotel. Designed by Italian Architect Andrea Auletta, the lounge is inspired by a precious jewelry box lined with imported red silks, velvets and gold leaf. This invaluable venue offers an intimate, relaxing and luxurious atmosphere. Featured is a sophisticated wine and spirits list.
Billing itself as an "underground caviar bar" and boasting over 70 varieties of vodka, Pravda offers a touch of Europe in Manhattan. The food is also of a Russian bent and those not to try one of the 10 the house-infused vodkas can sip a martini or cocktail.
As one of the most historic and well-recognized bars in New York City, this celebrated steakhouse offers a selection of fresh seafood and is the only restaurant on the East Coast serving the prime grade of USDA Certified Angus Beef®, the highest quality grade of beef available in the United States. Dinner is served daily from 5pm to 11:30pm and every Monday through Friday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, patrons gather for cocktails and the filming of live broadcast Fox Business show "Happy Hour".
Located at the top of the Strand Hotel, Top of the Strand boasts a sliding glass roof that allows visitors to marvel at the impressive skyline views (including the nearby Empire State Building) year-round. The menu includes tasty food platters and a cocktails list that includes classic favorites and innovative new flavors.
Located at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, just blocks from the Meatpacking District, the Ballroom is a large space that has hosted a number of famous acts including Lily Allen and Beck. The intimate Hiro Lounge is a popular spot to grab a drink and watch the beautiful clientele.
The Pegu Club specializes in the fine art of making cocktails, using freshly squeezed juices and handcrafted syrups to ensure a quality drink. The bar is open Sunday to Wednesday from 5pm to 2am and Thursday to Saturday from 5pm to 4am.
Located amid the hustle and bustle of lower Manhattan, this bar features a martini and manicure special and a decidedly hip vibe. Visitors to New York mingle with celebrities at the long bar and a dance floor in the back gets packed on the weekends as the house deejays spin funky tunes.
Proud of its friendly vibe and intimate, hard-to-find locale, Brandy's offers live piano music nightly. Located in the Upper East Side, the popular lounge encourages sing-a-longs.
NYC's Temple Bar is less raucous and more glamorous than it's Irish namesake. The bar, which is popular among discerning clientele, serves up creative cocktails and 'small dishes'.
This upscale, luxuriously-appointed gay bar has a dress code that is strictly enforces so make sure to be suited and booted before trying to gain entry. The bar offers three rooms, one of which includes a musician on the piano each night.
Located in the incredibly posh and desirable Tribeca neighborhood, Brandy Library pulls in a similar suited and booted after work crowd. The upscale clientele nibble on offerings from a creative menu and enjoy the best-of-the-best top-shelf liquor.
Located in the formerly gritty Hell's Kitchen, this small and sophisticated lounge bring a touch of Morocco to Manhattan. Enjoy a cocktail in the low-lit and colorful bar or sample a sangria in the back garden.
Lafayette Grill and Bar is an upbeat establishment with a variety of lively entertainment throughout the week, including belly dancing and traditional Greek music. The menu features such Mediterranean classics as calamari and shrimp Santorini.
With cutting-edge music and cosmopolitan stylings, the Arka Lounge is a fashionable lounge boasting good times for all. They have various guest DJs through out the week and scheduled theme parties.
Death and Company is a swank lounge located in New York's lower east side. The cocktails are innovative and paired with a variety of bites, including such items as Kobe sliders, surf and turf mini crab cakes and mini pitas.
Located atop the upscale Hilton New York Fashion District, Rare View is a roof-top bar that offers guests a birds-eye view of Manhattan’s towers and terraces. A wide range of contemporary cocktails are available.
Pop Burger is a trendy burger place where during the day locals stop for a gourmet burger. In the night, it turns into a typical Manhattan lounge with stylish music and creative martinis.
This fashionable bistro and lounge hosts a variety of events throughout the week, including a weekend brunch with live jazz. The food menu is eclectic and features freshly prepared, innovative cuisine. The lounge is a lively spot for people watching over a mojito and tuna ceviche.
Vita is located on Restaurant Row in New York and offers a large selection of Italian specialties and a garden patio. Vita is a favorite hang out for New York celebs and theatre actors. The homemade sangria is a must try.
Located in the Distrikt Hotel, Collage Bistro & Bar offers fresh cuisine made with locally-grown ingredients. The menu offers light dinner fare like cheese plates, salads and paninis and the restaurant also offers a continental breakfast that consists of pastries, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The lounge offers an array of beverages including mixed drinks, fine wines and beers.
Located in the basement of an office building, Sakagura is a sake lover's heaven offering over 200 varieties of the famed Japanese wine. Visitors can compliment their bottle of choice with some food off the menu of Japanese tapas-style eats.
The atmosphere at Dusk is eclectic and friendly, with a wide range of urbanites coming together over cocktails and frosty beers. The decor is unique, with exposed brick and mirror mosaic and a distinctive rest room with a one way mirror overlooking the bar. Karaoke is hosted on Monday nights.
Located within the Marriott Hotel, this contemporary bar offers a selection of classic cocktails and a light menu.
Dedicated whiskey connoisseurs will be impressed by the vast selection of single malts, Irish whiskey, rye, bourbon and more at this saloon-esque Manhattan bar. A range of beers are also available and the bar features regular drink specials.
This bohemian bar in the East Village remains laid back and unpretentious, with visitors whiling away the day sipping on ales and reading the local papers. Corner Bistro has friendly staff and a no-fuss menu, featuring burgers and hearty sandwiches at reasonable prices.
This comfortable lounge offers a break from the rowdier establishments of the Lower East Side. Friendly bartenders whip up delicious cocktails, including ginger martinis and the bazooka Betty and the decor recalls the era of pin up girls and bright red lipstick.
The Lobby Bar is located right off the lobby of the Hilton New York Fashion District in the heart of Manhattan. This intimate lounge is quickly becoming a neighborhood hot spot for happy hour. Sit and sip a blood orange mojito or classic martini while dining on a mini-burger and fry basket.
This funky bar is a popular gathering point for denizens of the hip Lower East Side. Rotating drink specials and the ELDJ jukebox, with over 3,000 albums, attracts the thirsty and the musically starved.
Located at the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel, The Rose Bar and Jade Bar offer the 'bohemian, eclectic and edgy' atmosphere often found in an artist's studio. Featuring furniture designed by Julian Schnabel and lit with candlelight, reservations are necessary for both bars after 9pm.
Located at the St Regis Hotel, King Cole Bar is posh and pricey, and had been entertaining NYC's elite for decades. The mural which watches over the bar was commissioned by John Jacob Astor and has been enjoyed by patrons included Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dali and John Lennon.
Walk up the stone steps, through the glass doors, across the lobby and there visitors will find The Lantern’s Keep, nestled deep inside the Iroquois Hotel walls. Not a bar, not a lounge or a lobby, this hidden gem is an entity all to itself. This secretive salon is already luring cocktail aficionados in and transporting them back to a turn of the century Parisian salon. Open Tuesday through Saturdays 5pm to Midnight. Reservations are recommended.
Welcome to the Johnson's
This funky Lower East Side bar looks more like a seventies-era rec room than a lounge, but that's part of the charm. The vintage tv in the corner broadcasts old movies, there's a pool table in the back, and the drinks are economically priced.
Please Don't Tell (PDT)
Upon entering through the phone booth that acts as the entrance to this funky lounge, visitors find a welcoming joint, complete with vintage video games. The food menu features such comfort food as tater tots, mozzerella sticks, and hot dogs. A selection of stiff bourbons and frosty beers are available from the bar.
Rooftop Lounge at Renaissance Hotel 57
Featuring scenic views of the Chrysler building, the Rooftop Lounge at Renaissance Hotel 57 serves drinks and hors d'oeuvres Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm. Enjoy a beverage and soak up the view after a busy day.
The Back Room
One of New York's best kept secrets, this lounge is somewhat tricky to locate since the entrance is marked with nothing but an old toy factory sign. Once inside, several dimly lit rooms are filled with plush lounge furniture and the cocktails are served in whimsical tea cups.
The Bowery Electric
This unpretentious Lower East Side lounge has a laid back atmosphere and simple decor with dim lighting. Several beers are available on tap, along with a variety of cocktails.
Maradona Hookah Lounge
Located amid the hustle and bustle of the Lower East Side, this relaxing hookah lounge offers a calm atmosphere to kick back with friends over Mediterranean dishes and specialty beverages. Several flavors of hookah are offered and there is ample seating.