The sports lounge goes intimate. Sleek spot nestled behind the Sanctuary Hotel's lobby. Leather, walnut, and Terrazzo accents, back bar all aglow with butter-yellow onyx. Menu does refined takes ... read more
Destination club for the seam hood between Herald Square and Bryant Park. Duplex gastro-lounge rolls from basement art gallery to sexy mezzanine, with a stage across from the main bar. Interactive ... read more
As in Time Warner Center, and as in the center of that. Fourth-floor spread overlooks Central Park and Columbus Circle, with matching degrees of glitz inside and out. Chandeliers and an undulating ... read more
Craft beers and neat cocktails in a (relatively) quiet Murray Hill space. Shmancy drinks not just for downtowners anymore. Interior is classy but no frills: brick walls, original-detail fireplace. ... read more
Neo-speakeasy hidden behind an “out of order” ATM. Look for the Murray Bar sign and the ¾ address, head upstairs for shrine to cold hard cash. (Okay, they do take plastic, but yo... read more
Johnny Swet’s cocktail menu highlights the offerings of the Roger’s swank lounge. Soft yellow lights and studded leather chairs set a modern, elegant tone. Chef Julie Farias of Goat Tow... read more
Restaurant/lounge takes over the old Nikki Beach space. Massive bi-level hall fits a full lounge, two bars, two DJ booths, and glass-encased wine cellar. Sweeping staircase, chandeliers, quilted le... read more
Sing your heart out at this Russian karaoke hot spot located in the uptown Dream Hotel. Jelsomino is the latest from the Ginza Project, those fabulous Russians who gave Gotham its most glamorous Ru... read more
Within the gothic Night Hotel is this equally gothic restaurant and bar. Light bites and high quality cocktails make up the menu. Guests of the hotel and outsiders alike drop in at the bar fo... read more
Requisite throbbing nightclub inside gaytropolis The Out NYC. Nightlife legend John Blair reprises his late Chelsea spot, keeps to the extra-large scale. Six-figure lighting system, killer sound, e... read more
It's not often a roof lounge is touted as "neo-gothic," but Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel enters the sky-high-partying arena flaunting a deliciously shadowy, slightly Mitteleuropa aesthetic. ... read more
Luxe sipping on Lex. Court Hotel lounge drops the Wet, updates the furnishings. Intimate space built for necking, with crescent-shaped banquettes, leather chairs, fatty couches. Urban accents in ch... read more
Gansevoort peeps drop a second Plunge, this time twenty stories above Park Avenue. Indoor-outdoor pool and fireplaces, double-height lounge, scrumptious views of the Empire State Building. Stoke yo... read more
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Settle in sixteen floors up at Ink48's airy lounge. Off the hook views of midtown and the Hudson augmented by decorative reflecting pool. Mean cocktails, too. Make an impression. read more
Former District space re-opened as pre-theater wine and cocktail joint. New interior is like a wine library, all decked in dark woods and brown leather banquettes. Wall of wines and marble bar sugg... read more
Big box former Times Square club couldn't pay its bills without catering to a niche crowd, so now that's what they do: private event space (catering), a.k.a. Arena, when they're not holding an uber... read more
Walls: acid etched forests. Ceilings: giant antler chandeliers. Vikram Chatwal is clearly back on his game with this addition to Stay. Vibe is whimsical, eats are small plates, clientele—out ... read more
A good escape from the chaos of Times Square, though probably appreciated a bit more by guests of the hotel than discerning Manhattan partiers. That said, there's much to like and not much to criti... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...