Our friends at HotelsCombined have curated this guide to the best hotel bars in New York City.
New York is an endless playground for food and drink enthusiasts, and we love the city for it. If you have a penchant for speciality cocktails, bar bites, amazing city views and perhaps even a plush pool, then you should consider a visit to one of New York’s impressive hotel bars. With over 300 million visitors per year to HotelsCombined, we’ve searched high and low around the city’s concrete jungle to find hotels with the best bars for all occasions. Check out these ten bars, as we believe they have a high chance of becoming your new stomping ground. They’re that good.
848 Washington Street, Meatpacking District
Home to not one but two bars (and that doesn’t include the bier garden), the bars in the Standard High Line are must-visits. If you’re in NYC in the summer, we strongly recommend Le Bain for anything but a stock standard experience. Come here late afternoon on the weekend for some summer sippers before watching the sun go down. Le Bain has 360-degree unrivalled views of the Hudson River and New York City that make this experience absolutely magical. Le Bain doubles as a penthouse discothèque at night with world famous DJs pumping out the hottest tunes. (Beware, it’s often hard to get in at night). There’s also a plunge pool on the dance floor and a crêperie on the rooftop that’s covered with fake grass during the warmer months. For those visiting in winter, don’t be disheartened because The Top of The Standard is indoors and offers a night of glitter and glamour that’s just as special. In the evening, the bar features live jazz music, a small plate menu and speciality cocktails, making it the city’s most sophisticated supper lounge.
The hotel itself is certainly one of New York’s shining stars. Straddling one of the city’s famous attractions, the High Line, this hotel is in a prime location, sitting smack bang in the heart of the Meatpacking District. With boutique and designer shops, restaurants galore, galleries, the Chelsea Market and an abundance of cafés all within walking distance, you’ll always have something to do while staying at The Standard. Rooms range from standard queens to deluxe suites, all featuring floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows to make the most of the stunning views. This hotel is contemporary luxe at its best, and we’re sure you’ll love it.
Star Rating: 4*
Guest Rating: 8.1