2. The William Vale Hotel

55 Wythe Avenue, Greenpoint


Yes, we had to include at least one bar that wasn’t on Manhattan, and Westlight is more than worthy of a mention. It’s just so darn pretty. Miles from ordinary, this bar is extraordinary, as is the hotel. Perched on the 22nd floor of the William Vale Hotel, the indoor and outdoor bar features sweeping views of New York City, a dynamic menu of original and classic cocktails (alongside rare spirits, craft beer and wine), plus a menu featuring small plates inspired by global street food.  At Westlight it’s all about having fun, so be sure to make the most of your time here. Cheers!

If you’re not already staying at the William Vale when you visit Westlight, you’ll definitely wish that you were, and might even be tempted to change your sleeping arrangements. It’s just that nice. Additional amenities include Italian restaurant Leuca, Mister Dips and the Vale Pool, while all rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, open air balconies, contemporary furnishings and artwork, and super cool glass-enclosed rainfall showers. We are not joking when we say this hotel has nailed everything.

Price: US$279-US$939
Guest Rating: 9.2

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1. NoMad Hotel

1170 Broadway & 28th Street, NoMad

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For an old world drinking experience head to The Elephant Bar in the NoMad Hotel. This place is dark and mysterious yet inviting. The 24-foot-long mahogany bar evokes a balanced mix of spirited club and elegant lounge. To drink, you must try one of their carefully crafted cocktails, all designed by award-winning mixologist, Leo Robitschek. It is the perfect place to escape those cold and windy New York nights while adding a bit of swank and style to your evening.

Like the sound of The Elephant Bar so much that you want to stay on-site? Good choice we say. The rooms here feel larger than an average hotel room, and each one is equipped with a king size bed and Wi-Fi. In addition to the Elephant Bar, the hotel also features The Parlour, NoMad Bar, rooftop and library. Close to Penn Station and food hot spots like Shake Shack and Madison Square Park this hotel is a real joy to stay at.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: US$310-US$687
Guest Rating: 9.2

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What is the nightlife like in New York City?

They say New York is the city that never sleeps, and it’s true. There is always something happening in the city that keeps tourists and locals entertained from dawn until dusk. The Big Apple is a melting pot of speakeasy and cocktail bars, late night restaurants and electrifying nightclubs which all contribute to the budding nightlife that New York is famous for.

Here at HotelsCombined, we know a thing or two about what’s important to travellers when booking hotels. Having found accommodation for over 400 million travel junkies, we see a lot of people opting for hotels with an impressive bar that saves them the trouble of trekking around the city for a stiff drink every night. (Although we do recommend trying out as many places as you can while in New York!) Whether it’s a bar with a city or river view, a rooftop, carefully crafted cocktails, a dancefloor or an intimate setting where you won’t be disturbed, the New York hotels above offer bars that cater to all preferences.

If you know any other secret hotel hideaways, leave a comment below and let us know what your favourite places are. We’re always on the hunt for more haunts with top-notch craft cocktails, beer, wine, gin, or any good alcoholic beverage for that matter.

Next, check out the Top 10 Off the Beaten Path Rooftop Bars in NYC and 10 bars where drinks are served with a work of art. Also see our guide to the hidden bars of NYC.

References: Time Out – New YorkNew York TimesNew York MagNYC Go