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.

Upstairs At The Kimberly Hotel

Upstairs_SIZEDPhoto: Courtesy of The Kimberly Hotel.
Some 30 floors above midtown, the scene at Upstairs is even more enchanting than the glittering television screens that light up Times Square. Artfully hung string lights set against the open sky make for one helluva view. Keep this rooftop in your arsenal for post-summer-shenanigans, too, because the retractable glass roof will keep you cozy even when department stores start putting up their holiday windows.
Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel, 145 E. 50th Street (between Lexington and Third avenues); 212-702-1600.