The Phoenix

(Gay) The dark interior is packed with a pool table, vintage arcade games and a jukebox. Daily 4 p.m.-4 a.m.

The Press Lounge

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). $$

The Randolph at Broome

A coffee bar by day, The Randolph morphs into a sophisticated bar after 5 p.m., where a coffee cocktail, such as the Death in the Morning (iced coffee, yellow chartreuse, tequila, absinthe), packs a caffeine wallop. Mon-Fri 7 a.m.-4 a.m., Sat & Sun 8 a.m.-4 a.m.

The Red Lion

The atmospheric Village pub boasts nightly live music and big-screen TVs for sports fans. Daily 11 a.m.-4 a.m.

The Ritz

Half-price happy hours, live DJs and a trendy atmosphere help ensure a fun night out at this nautical-themed, two-level gay bar and lounge. 4 pm-4 am.

The Rock Shop

This bi-level, rustic bar features live music and has a rooftop deck for drinks, snacks and views of the neighborhood. Sun-Thurs 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Fri & Sat noon-4 a.m.

The Roof at Viceroy



On a high perch of the timeless and sleek (and very "New York") Viceroy hotel sits this compact nautical rooftop bar that resembles a luxury yacht—with wood paneling, paintings of crashing surf and killer views—where guests can sip classic and novel cocktails, while surveying the well-heeled crowd or take in Central Park Views. Mon-Fri 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat & Sun noon-4 a.m.

The Rose Club at The Plaza

Old New York opulence oozes from the iconic Plaza Hotel. The institution's The Rose Club offers a charming plot for a romantic sip, with delightfully ostentatious decor and formally mannered staff. The Plaza's lobby is big, so when searching for The Rose Club, look up and follow the pink light. Colored light fixtures, casting a dim, pink glow, drape the space in a subdued, romantic air. The décor is magenta and gold-colored glitz: mahogany wood paneling, velvety sofas and carefully placed throw pillows.

The Rum House

This well-known Times Square bar entertains with live piano music, classic cocktails and rum-based concoctions.

The Rusty Knot

This nautical-themed, riverside bar serves pretzel dogs and sloppy joes with its signature well cocktails, draft beers, sunset views and jukebox spinning classic rock. Mon-Fri 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat & Sun 2 p.m.-4 a.m.


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