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
Lobby bar for the Dream’s not-so-somnambulistic nightscape. Ground-floor sib to rooftop Ava is a nice-sized spot for cocktail slinging. Former Rm. Fifty5 accented in earth tones, from wood fl... 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
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
Hotel bar dates back to the '20s, but look and feel is all of the moment. Minimalist sheen contrasted with ornate chandeliers. Bright red banquettes backed up against black and white pics. Mirr... read more
Black oak and limestone make for grown-up feel at Langham house bar. Central location good for post-work windups, theater pre-gaming. Cozy vibe thanks to real live fireplace. Cush couches and club ... read more
Legendary Royalton lobby bar relaunched with cocktail dream team. Florida Room, Painkiller, and the Varnish on the résumés, classic hotel bar tipples on the tariff. Belly up to the ce... 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
Soaring bi-level space inside the Carlton Hotel retains classic original skylight, mosaic floor, mahogany bar. Versatile venue welcomes the hoi polloi to the downstairs lounge, with wine bar and li... read more
Glitzy chandelier lights your way as you descend into basement beneath Lebanese restaurant Al Bustan. Posh spot aims to bring a taste of Beirut back when it was the Paris of the Middle East. Small ... read more
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Lounge's Deco accents are a perfect match for the circa-1931 Empire State Building. Campbell Apartment sibling spot every bit as big and bold as the name suggests. Stainless steel, marble bar, glit... 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
Friday after-work go-to for Times Square wage slaves. Sleekly generic space decked with palms, flickering votives, lots of beige. Can get crowded, even with second-floor perch. Bar-standard eats hi... read more
East meets West at Time Warner Center, has love child named Luxury. Elevator doors open on 35th floor lobby to Buddha and his front desk minions. Unless helicopters are your regular mode of transpo... read more
Despite the two-floor, hardwood grandeur of this Hell's Kitchen monolith, quiet nooks and crannies allow for easy escape from standard club scene. Real food and tables add to the relaxed feel. Plus... read more
Name not on the list at the door? Find a way to hustle yourself inside for a look-see at one of New York's finest interiors. Nestled under the arches of the 59th Street Bridge, two sprawling floors... read more
Doesn't cater to the bourgeois. Throw on a suit and wave your black AmEx at the bar to get staff's attention. 30-something men and women flock here to bask in attractiveness, and snag an out-of-tow... read more
Slightly spendy gay bar for gents who predate Stonewall (sometimes by decades), along with a smattering a youngish admirers -- or perhaps "short-term associates" is more accurate. Fussy furnishings... read more
Harlem sprawler not embarrassed to name check the highway (9A) that...
Cult yogawear chain complete with creepy manifesto ("children are t...
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Oysters and cocktails at 1 Delancey. Named for Marcel Duchamp&rsquo...