When most people think of New York City, they picture crowded subways, thin-crust pizza, and a vibrant nightlife. Indeed, from gritty boroughs to luxurious skyscrapers, NYC has it all. If you're planning a trip soon to the Big Apple, here are
Glammed up Goldbar, located in the NoLita (a portmanteau for "North of Little Italy") neighborhood of Manhattan, is one of the most luxurious venues in New York City. This exclusive bar is decked out in gold everything — ceilings, curtains, skulls, and chains. What's more, it boasts crystal chandeliers and some of the most unique drinks in the city. Check out the Gold Rush cocktail, which features bourbon, honey, and lemon.
2. King Cole Bar
An upscale cocktail lounge located in
3. Le Bain
This rooftop deck lounge located in NYC's Meatpacking
4. Bemelmans Bar
This ultra-glamorous bar, located on the Upper East Side, is named after Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline series of children's books and features whimsical murals. Bemelmans' famous cocktails include Velvet Orchid, which features bourbon, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and
5. Gallow Green
Gallow Green, a rooftop bar located above the McKittrick Hotel, is glamorously breathtaking. Covered plants and weathered wooden tables, the place's feel is that of a country home. Gallow Green features cocktails and live jazz music.
6. Lantern's Keep
Tucked away in the back of the Iroquois Hotel in Midtown West, the Lantern's Keep certainly has sparse lighting and a drawing-room feel. This quaint, elegant space is ideal for sampling classic cocktails. Some cocktails to try out include Lion's Tail, which features bourbon,
7. Gotham Bar and Grill
Gotham Bar and Grill, located in Greenwich Village, represents the quintessential glamorous New York lifestyle. It offers privacy at the table as well as a vibrant environment with a "your wish is my command" vibe. The menu currently features heirloom tomato gazpacho, summer vegetable salad,
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