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.

Top Of The Standard At The Standard

HORZ_Le BainPhoto: Courtesy of The Standard.
If there’s one spot in New York that will entice you to pop bottles, this one’s it. Seductive sunset views, well-dressed patrons, and a sophisticated lounge space deliver the perfect amount of class for a night out in Meatpacking. It gets crowded, but don’t worry — you’ll forget all about waiting in line once you make it upstairs and check out the view from the bathroom. Yes, that’s a thing.
Top of the Standard, 848 Washington Street (between W. 12th and W. 13th streets); 212-645-4646.