In New York, you have no shortage of bars to get your drink on at. You may gravitate towards the underground scene, check out a themed bar, or just live vicariously through your college days. But hotel bars are something else entirely. They're carefully designed, intimate, and sophisticated spaces, built to accommodate and unite travelers and locals alike around a universal enjoyment: damn good drinks.
What makes hotel bars so special, particularly in New York, is that you’re granted the feeling of exclusivity without having to necessarily belong. You’re embraced by the courtesies of the hospitality industry and are treated like a guest in your own home city. For all the anonymity that New York lends to its inhabitants, it’s nice to go to a place where that quality feels mysterious and alluring instead of vaguely sad and burdening.