Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room

Yeah! After 5 years of absence visitors can finally enjoy the Rainbow Room again at Rockefellor Plaza.
The 80-year old icon has been extensively renovated and many details from the original design is restored. The windows has been enlarged for those magnificent sweeping views of Manhattan and an outdoor cocktail lounge, SixtyFive will come next year.

The famous rotating dance floor was refurbished by the grandson of the man who installed it in 1934. He said he replaced outdated metal technology with new rubber wheels that are “quiet as can be.”

The Rainbow Room’s legacy began on October 3, 1934, when its doors opened for the first time. Wrapped in Manhattan’s dazzling skyline, this dining and entertainment destination became a beacon of style and sophistication. It transformed the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza into the most elegant space in New York. Today, its legacy endures.

www.rainbowroom.com

Rainbow Room

Rainbow Room

Birereria

Birreria

Birereria

Birreria is the place for beer lovers and I am pretty sure you will not be disappointed.

On the roof top that houses the wonderful food temple Eataly, is Birrera overlooking Madison Square Park and Empire State Building. You access the place through Eataly and this means that the food served on Birreria goes very well with their large assortment of beer on tap and on bottles.

And don’t worry about the weather, their retractable roof and heaters keeps the place open in all seasons; rain, shine or snow!

200 5th Ave – www.eataly.com/birreria/ Birreria Birreria

Ginny´s Supper Club

Ginny´s Supper Club
I suggest you head up to Harlem and down under Marcus Saumelssons popular soul food inspired restaurant Red Rooster you will find Ginny´s Supper Club. A visit here will take you back to swinging clubs (think ”Cotton”) of the 20s. The vibe is sexy and seductive, the cocktails are excellent.

You will be entertained by performances featuring jazz, reggae and rock musicians, ”global” DJs and gospel singers, poets and authors.
There is no cover fee.

Check the website for opening hours.
310 Lenox Avenue – www.ginnyssupperclub.com

Ginny´s Supper Club

Ginny´s Supper Club

Ginny´s Supper Club

Bathtub Gin

An invisible Gin joint in Chelsea

Bathtub Gin
Sometimes a door is more than just a door. Sometimes it’s a coffe shop with a cosy bar behind.

The New York bar scene loves the hidden and secrets places that is not so obvious to find. One of the latest additions to the liquid landscape is Bathtub Gin, a Chelsea cocktail lounge with a tiny coffee shop frontage as cover up. (It’s the one with the mini bathtub in the window….)

So what is behind the coffe shop?

A prohibition era-style bar with dim lights and a gold-plated bathtub that dominates the room spotted with fringed lampshades and elegant armchairs. The waitresses are clad in vintage flapper regalia, and barmen make cocktails based on pre-prohibition recipes. The quality of the cocktails are amazing and the small plates tasty.

Try the yummy Sloe Gin Ginger Sling cocktail:
beefeater gin, plymouth sloe gin, cherry heering, orchard apricot liqueur, fresh lime juice, ginger extract, cane syrup & chilled perrier.

32 9th Ave, (between 18th St & 19th St)
www.athtubginnyc.com

Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin

Bathtub Gin

Mulberry Projekt

Mulberry Projekt – bespoke cocktails

Mulberry ProjektThis charming new place in Little Italy, has adapted the trend with custom cocktails.
At Mulberry Project there is not only a ordinary cocktail list, but also a blackboard on the wall that lists today’s fresh fruits.

From the blackboard you choose the fruits you want and tell the bartender if you want a slightly sweet cocktail with room or some other spirits. Then he might come up with a delightful blend of orange, vanilla, grapefruit juice and Havana Club or something completely different!

Do you like lemons? Lime? Dark and spicy? You can get just about anything. How about Daiquiri topped with whiskey and smoked chili peppers with cucumber?

The drink combinations vary from day to day and from the bartender who serves you, but all drinks cost $ 14.

When it´s warm outside you can sit on their cozy courtyard where the walls are filled with art by some of New York’s top graffiti artists.

Mulberry Projekt
149 Mulberry street – www.mulberryproject.com

Mulberry Projekt

Mulberry Projekt

Mulberry Projekt

The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge
You can never get enough of magnificent New York views…….
If you want to experience one of the most impressive views from a rooftop bars head to The Press Lounge located in the hotel Ink48.

More dramatic than this, it´s hard to find. It feels like being in a cool film. Manhattan is spreading out, with all its glittering lights and skyscrapers in front of you. Perfect setting to enjoy a drink, right?

653 11th Ave in Hell’s Kitchen, at 48th St. www.thepresslounge.com

The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge

The Press Lounge

the Cabin Down Below

Secret bar – the Cabin Down Below

the Cabin Down BelowThe Cabin Down Below is named after Tom Petty’s song with the same name.

You’ll find the bar next to the pizza shop at 110th Avenue  A and 7th street. Go down the little dark and narrow staircase next to the pizza shop and you will find the Cabin Down Below.

It feels like coming home to a friend when you come into the dimly lit living room, complete with old books, trinkets, and a fireplace that you can actually sit in.

Schiller´s Liquor Bar

Schiller´s Liquor Bar

Schiller´s Liquor Bar
Take the opportunity to visit Schiller’s Liquor Bar, if you are heading to the Lower East Side. A bit like a French brasserie but with an American touch, and a menu where you’ll find everything from cheeseburgers to mussels in white wine.

Cool bar to hang out in if you just feel for some good martinis. At weekends they have an amazing brunch.
I like their wine selection – there are only three varieties to choose from – Cheap – Decent – Good.
Cheap is the best wine…

The bathrooms are worth a visit.

Keith McNally is the celebrity restaurateur behind Schiller’s Liqour Bar and he also runs popular Balthazar in SoHo and Pastis in the Meatpacking.

Read the reviews on TripAdvisor

131 Rivington Street, hörnet Norfolk Street – www.schillersny.com

Schiller´s Liquor Bar

The Standard Biergarten

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The Standard Biergarten
When you are tired of cocktails and wine bars, you should head to one of New York’s best hotels The Standard. One of their restaurants is a popular bier garten – The Standard Biergarten with waitresses dressed in traditional dirndl dresses and a solid beer selection.
www.standardhotels.com/new-york-city/bars/biergarten/

The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten

Hidden bars New York

Hidden bars in New York

Hidden bars New York
Ulrika BengtssonHere are some tips from Ulrika Bengtsson, F & B Manager at Roger Smith Hotel.

Is it a diner? Is it a store? Is it a hairdresser? Or is it a BAR?! During the Prohibition era from 1920 to 1933, people found their way to well-hidden bars – the so-called ”Speakeasies.”

The latest trend in New York follows the ”hidden” concept. Restaurants and bars opening up behind sliding doors, behind telephone booths, or you go through a kitchen to get to the secret bar behind or from the salon where you get to knock three times on a door and voilà, you’re inside the secret bar!

Please Do not Tell – PDT – go through Crif Dogs (a hot-dog place). Go into the phone booth on the left side of the room, hit the button on the phone, wait for the response to be admitted. Don´t forget to try some of Crif´s hot-dogs.
113 St Marks Place (between Ave A and 1st Ave,) East Village – www.pdtnyc.com

The Raines Law Room
Ring the doorbell and someone is going to take care of you. They usually take your phone number and call you when they have a table available. It’s worth the wait.
48 West 17th street – www.raineslawroom.com

The Blind Barber
Free drinks when you get a hair cut! Awesome DJ.
339 east 10th street  – www.blindbarber.com

Beauty on Essex
From the outside, it looks like a pawn shop but behind it lies a beautiful restaurant with stunning rooms and creative tapas dishes.
146 Essex mellam Stanton and Rivington street – www.beautyandessex.com

La Esquina – Mexican restaurant. Enter through the diner on the corner.
6 Kenmare Street (at Cleveland plats) – www.esquinanyc.com

Hidden bars New York