Not all hotel bars are created equal, and nobody knows that better than us. Whether you’re looking for a posh place to stay or just somewhere to relax and sip on a cocktail, a hotel bar provides a certain exclusivity that regular bars just can’t match. Check out our picks for the top 5 hotel bars in New York City.
1 Provocateur at the Gansevoort Hotel
Experience the best of New York City nightlife at the Gansevoort Hotel’s exclusive bar, Provocateur. The décor is fun and whimsical with colorful lighting and ornate chandeliers. Sip on one of their yummy cocktails and step out onto the 80-person balcony for a spectacular view of Manhattan. Escape to the dollhouse-themed Provocateur Cafe with its glass-enclosed garden for a more intimate and romantic setting. And, if you’re feeling hungry, enjoy light Japanese fare provided by Tanuki Tavern.
2 Electric Room at the Dream Hotel Downtown
The Electric Room, the new spot in the Dream Hotel, opened just in time for Fashion Week, just before Fashion’s Night Out. This exclusive bar is set up in the basement of the hotel and is built to host a maximum of 100 people. Already filled with celebs and fancy cocktails and designed by Nur Khan, a leader in luxury nightlife, this place is sure to become the hottest spot in Manhattan. If you’re looking for a super exclusive place to spend your evening – look no further than the Electric Room.
3 The Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel
Located in the Manhattan’s trendy meatpacking district, the Boom Boom Room in the Standard Hotel is one of the most exclusive spots around. On the same floor as Le Bain, the hotel’s other haute bar, Boom Boom is frequented by some of NYC’s finest. But don’t expect a warm welcome at the door, this place usually requires a ticket to get in. How do you get a ticket? Well, by being fabulous, of course. The dim lighting in the bar reflects against the pink and gold interior and adds to the mysterious and sexy vibe of the whole place. And with floor to ceiling windows, views of Manhattan are breathtaking from this penthouse palace.
4 Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
The Gramercy Park Hotel is home to one of the most exclusive bars in all of Manhattan. Their clientele is impressive with many celebrities and NYC socialites frequenting the scene. The bar itself is absolutely gorgeous with pink velvet lounge chairs and an intricately carved wooden bar. The checkered floor is reminiscent of an Alice in Wonderland theme and gives the whole place a fun and whimsical feel. Customers are treated like royalty here and the staff is very professional. After nine o’clock, reservations are required for entry, so make sure to check the website and call ahead for details.
5 Bowery Hotel Bar
The Bowery Hotel is located in one the trendiest parts of Manhattan and the hotel’s bar plays host to many celebrities and socialites. This exclusive bar can be difficult to gain access to and on certain nights a secret password is required for entry. The inside has a beautifully decorated bar that is fully equipped with the most expensive liquors that will make your beverage taste as good as it costs. Comfy velvet stools adorn the bar and give patrons a soft place to rest their silky bottoms. Outdoor seating is plentiful and the dance floor is almost always filled with people dancing to live beats provided by a haute DJ. Stop by this joint for some fancy fun and a night of dancing.