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The Bryant Park Hotel, 40 W. 40th St., nr. Sixth Ave. (Midtown West)
New York, NY
(1) 212-642-2211 | www.bryantparkhotel.com
HOURSSun.-Wed.: 5:00pm-1:00am; Thurs.: 5:00pm-2:00am; Fri.: 5:00pm-4:00am; Sat.: 10:00pm-4:00am
RESERVATIONSRecommended if you want to sit
DOOR POLICYFairly lenient, as long as you're dressed for the part
PRICE (COCKTAILS)USD 14+
SIGNATURE DRINKCellar Sling; Porn Starr
BARYes - five seat bar
FOOD SERVED?Yes - high-end bar snacks and desserts
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No - but sections or the entire space can be rented
SUBWAY42nd St.-Bryant Park (B, D, F, M, 7); Grand Central-42nd St. (4, 5, 6, 7, S); Times Sq.-42nd St. (1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, 7, S)
Back when Fashion Week was held in Bryant Park, The Bryant Park Hotel was the hotel for any fashionista with clout or connections–and judging by the young, high-fashion crowds at its underground lounge, it still seems to have some of that sexy cachet. The trendy-gothic space, with its barrel-vaulted brick ceilings, wrought-iron chandeliers, and glowing pink lighting, offers a flattering backdrop for the glam antics of the in-crowd, and the licentiously named cocktails are the perfect fuel for the razor thin model set. Earlier in the evening, before the party really gets going, the candlelit space is an intimate and romantic underground hideaway: a go-to for fashionable couples and sexy local singles digging its trendy couture vibes.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
A fashion-forward outfit, paired with show-stopping heels and a designer clutch.
GO HERE WITH
After-work clients or colleagues; a group of girlfriends
Young-and-fun fashionistas, hotel guests, and the occasional celeb.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Despite the connotations “cellar” might conjure, the softly lit space is inviting and atmospheric–come early before the party crowds pack in so that you can enjoy the surrounds.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The house cocktails are a bit pricey.
GOOD TO KNOW
A DJ spins electronic or house music Thursday through Saturday.
subMercer (New York)
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