Mr. Purple, Hotel Indigo
On the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo is the posh Mr. Purple bar and restaurant. This sprawling space is complete with two roof deck terraces, views of NYC’s downtown scene, and a pool. The design is minimal, allowing the gorgeous views to speak for themselves. Design firm Crème Design fell in love with the space for good reason, and wants both locals and travelers to enjoy the golden ambiance. Hotel Indigo is located on the Lower East Side, and attracts a young, hip crowd on weekend nights. Come in and enjoy their signature cocktails, and street-food style bar food.
Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 237 1790
JIMMY at The James Hotel
JIMMY at the James Hotel boasts some of the best panoramic views the city has to offer. With an interior that’s both sexy and sleek, this bar induces a 70s vibe with a modern pub twist. It’s nestled right atop the SoHo skyline, with a spacious deck and comfortable seating area that’s a feast for the eyes. It’s ever-bustling with lively patrons enjoying cocktails like the pumpkin margarita and the ‘Grapes of Wrath’. The bar is perfect to lounge in during the summer or winter, as its interior is both warm and inviting with huge, floor-to-ceiling windows to peer out from. Plus, there’s a fireplace to cozy up next to when nights get too cold to mosey over to another SoHo hotspot.
JIMMY, 15 Thompson Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 201 9118
The Jane Rooftop, The Jane Hotel
Overlooking the Hudson River is the Jane Hotel’s rooftop bar, The Jane Rooftop. It’s a 70-person space with an outdoor terrace and an octagonal indoor room adorned with antique furniture, evoking the space’s famous bohemian vibes. It’s open Thursdays through Sundays but can book up quickly, so plan ahead with your friends. The cocktail menu features eight options, including the delicious lavender and white peach bellini.
The Jane Rooftop, 113 Jane Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 924 6700
The Ides Bar, The Wythe Hotel
The Ides Bar is a sleek rooftop establishment located inside Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel that draws hoards of customers, both local residents and visitors alike. It has an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline, ample seating at the bar, and in the stylish red banquettes suitable for eating. The bar is operated by Andrew Tarlow, who runs the Reynards restaurant downstairs, and serves an eclectic mix of cocktails. It’s a perfect late-night hang, but come early because there’s usually a crowd lined up outside starting at around 10pm.
The Ides Bar, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 460 8000
The Crosby Bar, Crosby Street Hotel
The Crosby Bar is a staple go-to for those downtown locals in the know. It’s open daily from 7am through 1am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and most importantly, cocktails! The venue is located in the heart of SoHo, and the bar spans the entire hotel’s ground floor. It’s a comfortable, homey spot that kicks it up a notch at night with delicious, inventive cocktails. The bar food menu is one of the best in town, with moderately-priced options to choose from. Whatever you’re into, this SoHo bar will surely please both the palate and the eyes.
Crosby Bar, 79 Crosby Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 226 6400
Meal service:Late Night, All Day
The Gordon Bar, SIXTY SoHo Hotel
The Gordon Bar, a bar and lounge operated by John McDonald and Mercer Street Hospitality, exudes an uptown feel in its downtown location. It’s the go-to bar for people in the area for after-work drinks or late-night hangs, and its patrons love its laid-back vibe and living room-style ambiance. Located in the ever-swanky SIXTY SoHo Hotel, this bar serves up classic and house cocktails, plus an impressive Italian-influenced menu. The lounge is also perfect for people-watching, since celebrities are known to hang out there during their stay.
The Gordon Bar, 60 Thompson Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 219 3200
Meal service:All Day, Late Night
Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel
Inside the historic and boutiquey Gramercy Park Hotel is the exclusive Rose Bar, a cool kids’ playground located in the heart of the Flatiron District. It’s a grand space with impressively high ceilings, and an equally impressive clientele. The bar features a one-of-a-kind billiards table, artwork by top 20th century artists, and beautiful, customized furniture. Its dark, sultry, velvety atmosphere is both lavish and comfortable, and the cocktails are equally as chic. This is one hotel bar you won’t forget.
Rose Bar, 2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, USA +1 212 920 3300
About the place:Boutique, Stylish, City
Forty Four, Royalton Hotel
The Forty Four bar at the Royalton hotel is a popular hangout for the elite Midtown crowd during the day, and kicks things up a notch at night. It’s a sleek space located in the hotel’s lobby, that offers inventive cocktails and a delicious seasonal food menu. The bar is run by the Cocktail Collective, an all-star team of bartenders who dish out well-curated ‘classic’ and ‘original’ drinks. It’s a place to see and be seen, so sink into any one of their plush leather couches and stay awhile.
Forty Four, 44 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA +1 212 869 4400