Leaving you with no reason to go to a ski mountain save actual skiing, the Hudson Hotel has rechristened their courtyard the Hudson Lodge, living up to that name-change by tenting the sucker, draping their low-lying wooden furniture with fur blankets, hanging taxidermied stag heads above their kingly communal tables, and setting up foam-blowing snow machines, which should be extra fun once you're plowed... ...which shouldn't be too difficult, considering bottle service involves 375mls encased in solid blocks of ice, and seasonal too-easy-to drinks count numbers like the Chocolate BonBon: hot choc with Grand Marnier and Don Julio Anejo (warning: do not order hot chocolate drinks at non-ski-lodge-themed bars). You can also grab a snow cone served just like your mom is at Christmas (covered in gin), or if you're afraid of becoming your mom, DIY hot chocolate with toppers from crushed candy cane to gooey cookie dough. Eats are just ridiculous, starting with a s'mores grilled cheese packed with Nutella, ricotta, gruyere, cheddar and maple syrup, then moving to chipotle brisket chili with white cheddar & sour cream, and a fondue of Mexican hot chocolate & salted caramel, served with dippers like graham crackers, strawberries, marshmallows, and banana bread, so while you won't be falling down the slopes, you will be slipping on your diet.
1. Hudson Lodge
356 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
Hudson Hotel's Hudson Lodge, lives up to its name with draping their low-lying wooden furniture with fur blankets, hanging taxidermied stag heads above their kingly communal tables, and setting up foam-blowing snow machines. The drinks are as boozy as they're chocolatey!