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Best NYC Hotel Bars

Spyglass Rooftop Bar. Archer Hotel New York

There’s something undeniably seductive about a hotel bar. Intrinsically it’s a hub for adventure. Patrons from far and near. Moods that range from high-spirited to hush. And bar maestros who mix classic favorites with exotic concoctions and make you feel like you belong. Read on for a list of Archer’s favorite NYC hotel bars.
The best of a by-gone era bar with stunner views of the beloved Empire State Building is just an elevator ride straight up. Sitting high atop Archer, Spyglass offers voyeuristic views and approachable ambiance.

Spyglass Rooftop Bar at Archer Hotel New York

King Cole Bar. The St. Regis Hotel New York

Tagged one of the most iconic bars in all of New York, and located in one of the city’s most highly lauded hotels makes this hotel bar royalty. The King Cole Bar lives up to its billing. Named after the magnificent 30 foot-long mural by Maxfield Parrish, the century-old painting is the showpiece, but not the only sign of old world charm. The bar’s grand display of spirits, small wooden tables, and grandiose chandeliers add an air of sophistication to the space. Renowned for the Red Snapper – or as you may know it, the Bloody Mary, the bar makes an extraordinary martini and serves a large collection of high-end cognac.

The King Cole Bar

Tiki Tabu. SIXTY Hotel LES

Aloha! For a Hawaiian escape in the concrete jungle head no further then Tiki Tabu. This limited-time rooftop pop-up might not be on our list very long, but the sheer fun of it makes it worth the visit. The bar is all about rum, vodka, and whiskey stirred up with summertime mixes for refreshing joy-filled drinks. But the fun doesn’t stop there —traditional Tiki cups, a white DJ pulpit, and bamboo-deco hand dryers round out the experience. Get there early and there’s a good chance you’ll land one of their palm-printed sofas.

Tiki Tabu at Sixty Hotel LES

Upstairs. The Kimberly

Up 30-stories to be exact, this stunning penthouse bar sits above the Kimberly Hotel in Midtown. Retractable awnings and ambient heated floors make this an all-season staple. Edison bulb lighting adds to the ambiance. We recommend the Rum Service– a spiced rum-based beverage with honey, fresh pear, and lime juice. It’s the perfect refreshment for gazing out on Midtown and reminiscing about why you love this city.

Upstairs Hotel Bar at the Kimberly

The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar. Conrad New York

Not everyone takes their hotel bar drinking so seriously. The Looby Doopy Bar (named for the Sol LeWitt pieces in their lobby) is famous for its Prosecco Pops – a playful pairing of boozy popsicles with crisp Prosecco served up in a sizable wine goblet. If you skew more traditional, sip from their well-stocked whiskey menu while snacking on their house mixed nuts. Espelette pepper and turbinado sugar assure this isn’t your grocery store snack mix.

The Loopy Doopy Bar at Conrad New York

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