Photo: Courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel.
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.