10 NYC Hotel Bars You Must Try

We're equal-opportunity drinkers, and if we want to grab a drink at a hotel in the city, nothing's gonna stop us. And, we mean it because you don't have to book a room to take advantage of a hotel's bar. Speciality cocktails, light bites, amazing cityscapes, and even pools can be yours — all without having to swipe an access card.

So, with the help of Moët & Chandon, we created a handy guide to the best hotel bars around the city where you can get your drink on even if you didn't reserve a one-night stay. From a bar with amazing views of the Hudson and The High Line to one with an impressive collection of books, these haunts will have you thinking twice about hitting up your local joint tonight. Start planning your night now.

The Beach At Dream Downtown

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Can't get to a beach? This downtown oasis is the next best thing. Not only does the rooftop bar have a glass-bottomed pool so you can see the hotel lobby, but the imported sand will make it seem like the beach came to you. If you’re not a hotel guest, though, take note that you’ll have to wait until sundown to get in on the poolside fun. Or, book one of two 10-person cabanas for the day — your call. Whatever you do, make sure you hit up nearby Ph-D and show off your fresh tan.
The Beach at Dream Downtown, 355 W. 16th Street (near Ninth Avenue); 212-229-2336.