Hot Hotel Bars in New York

You needn't be a tourist to imbibe at New York's hottest hotel bars; in fact, with a different hotel hot spot opening every other week, New York's hotels are taking over the nightlife world. From lobby bars where everyone is welcome to rooftop spots where even guests have to finesse their way in, we've got the scoop on New York's best hotel bars. (Photo: Bar Pleiades)

Updated: August 03, 2010

New York's Best Hotel Bars

The Standard Grill

848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

An authentic German beer garden--complete with ping-pong and a menu of wursts--directly beneath the High Line? Sold.

Above Allen

190 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

The pool isn't the only draw at the Thompson Lower East Side; this seventh-floor bar and terrace, where scenesters party 'til the wee hours of the night, also packs quite the nightlife punch.

Bar Pleiades

20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

Daniel Boulud brings haute cocktails to the ground floor bar at the Surrey Hotel, and Upper East Siders couldn't be happier about it.

Bemelmans Bar

35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

The timeless bar at the Carlyle Hotel is a relic of the elite New York of yesteryear.

Rose Bar

2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Even hotel guests may not be able to secure entry to the Gramercy Park Hotel's fashionable lobby bar, but there's a reason why New Yorkers and visitors alike are willing to drop $18 on cocktails at Rose Bar: It's swanky and sceney, never too crowded and the decor is magnificent.

Press Lounge at Ink48 Hotel

653 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Heat things up in Hell's Kitchen at this 10,000-square-foot rooftop bar, complete with a 20-foot reflecting pool and killer views of the New York City skyline.

Private Park at the Hudson Hotel

356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

The lush, sweeping courtyard bar at the Hudson Hotel offers plenty of comfy seating and a democratic door policy (unlike the more discriminating rooftop bar).