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.

Rose Bar At The Gramercy Park Hotel

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With a specialty pool table and an impressive art collection from last-name-only artists like Warhol, Hirst, and Haring, it’s no wonder this bar’s been the cool kids’ stomping ground for years. Make it a night out with your musically inclined friends on Tuesdays for an 8 to 10 p.m. jazz fest. But, definitely arrive early if you want to avoid buttering up the doorman to get in.
Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue (between E. 21st and E. 22nd streets); 212-920-3300.