It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere: The Haute 5 Happy Hours in NYC

Stone Street

Find a Wall Street networking haven at this hotspot located in the heart of the financial district. Stone Street itself offers a number of locations, with Bond Traders of the highest caliber and business card swapping degree. Stop by Stone Street Tavern, for a cold and frosty after work. It has outdoor seating, perfect for the warmer months and a traditional bar with mirrors, a full bar offering encased in dark wood.

Stone Street Tavern is located at 52 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004 (212) 785-5658

Four Seasons Restaurant

Perfect midtown location for the creme de la creme of happy hour networking, especially for investment Bankers. The Four Seasons Restaurant offers an atmosphere with celebrity clientele, the locals of New York, and delicious aperitifs.

Choose from the Pool Room with a bubbling marble pool and canopy of trees or the Grill Room, which has the restaurant’s legendary wooden bar, perfect for rubbing elbows with the world’s business elite. The Dalai Lama, Madonna, Bill Clinton and Martha Steward have all enjoyed a chat or two at this landmark location.

Four Seasons Restaurant is located at 99 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022 (212) 754-9494

230 Fifth

Enjoy panoramic views of the New York skyline from the 8,000 sq foot Penthouse Lounge of 230 Fifth. As your circle of friends and happy hour networking soars, enjoy the signature New York City symbols, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings. Known for it’s garment industry clientele, influential buyers and editors are often found in the midst of the crowd.

Enjoy year round. During the chiller months, a hooded red robe or oversized blanket, provided by the establishment, provides instant warmth. Private Industry Parties have included Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Party, Louis Vuitton Holiday Party, and Chanel Holiday Party.

230 Fifth is located at 230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 212.725.4300

Stone Rose

All of Rande Gerber’s locations make for some of the best hobnobbing in New York, but Stone Rose gets the cream of the crop. The 5,000 square foot upscale hotspot is on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center. Enjoy breathtaking views of Central Park over happy hour cocktails.

Stone Rose is located at Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle New York, NY 10019 (212) 823-9769

Ace Hotel

Great for the happy hour networking inclined, this 12-story hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan offers The Breslin Bar and Dining Room. April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, owners of Michelin starred restaurant The Spotted Pig opened this hotspot for the artist and creative in mind. The Bar offers a great spot for networking in film, art, and the creative industries. Enjoy cocktails such as the Lust for Life (Gin with Lavender syrup), Kingdom Come (whiskey, orange, black tea), and Rush of Blood to the Head (prosecco, blood orange liqueur, hibiscus).

Ace Hotel is located at 16 West 29th Street, New York, NY 10001 (212) 685 – 9600