Palm trees dot the wallpaper, blue velvet lines the U-shaped booths and rock and soul sounds on the radio upstairs, while jazz standards serenade in the smaller downstairs lounge at this casual and upbeat cocktail spot. Plus, snacks and small plates. Nightly 5 p.m.-2 to 4 a.m.
Live bands take to the stage and DJs spin in the 3,000-square-foot vaulted and brick-walled underground club, accessorized with murals and curated photos by father-son New York artists, Futura and 13th Witness. This is a no-velvet-ropes club, and dancing is encouraged to house, hip-hop, punk/rock and electronic.
Hours: W-Sa 5 pm-4 am (live music 5-10 pm, DJ sets 10 pm-4 am)
Happy hour: Daily 5-9 pm
This bustling hotel bar and lounge sits on the seventh floor of the W Hotel and offers inventive housemade cocktails named after New York City neighborhoods, such as the Kew Gardens Gin & Tonic (Hendrick's gin, Aperol, housemade herb simple syrup, cucumber, Peychaud's bitters, Fever-Tree tonic). M-Th 3 pm-1 am, F-Sa noon-4 am, Su noon-1 am. $$$
360-degree views of the NYC skyline encompass guests on the roof of the Ink48 Hotel, in a room with inescapable floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views in a cozy space. Assorted and rotating meats and cheeses are offered to complement the specialty cocktail, wine and beer lists. Open year-round and rain or shine, with a fireplace burning during wintertime. D (daily). $$