A classic Upper East Side institution drawing celebrities, presidents, and socialites, the Carlyle Hotel’s beloved bar is as good today as ever.
King Cole Bar
If power happy hours existed, the St. Regis’s bar would be the place to go.
For jaw-dropping panoramic views, this spacious lounge on the 65th floor of Rockefeller Center can’t be beat.
The Dead Rabbit
Climb the stairs to the second floor to find the seating-room-only parlor with one of the best cocktail menus in the world.
Look for the neon Psychic sign to find this award-winning unmarked cocktail bar in the West Village.
Attaboy is the closest thing to a legitimate speakeasy today.
La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
This sleek but cozy spot fills a much-needed niche for a sophisticated, unpretentious wine bar in New York’s cocktail-dominated scene.
Raines Law Room
Inspired by Victorian parlors, the hidden bar in Chelsea is one of New York’s best date spots.
This sleek spot on the Bowery is technically a restaurant, but the wine list makes it one of the best places in the city to sip a bottle.