In a recent post we covered the best restaurants near Lincoln Center, so I thought it would make sense to cover the best Lincoln Center bars, too.
Vanguard Wine Bar
189 Amsterdam Ave
A great singles bar (for some) with plenty of vino to choose from. Cozy atmosphere with American and French small plates.
Empire Hotel Lobby Bar
44 West 63rd Street
Plush seats, majestic curtains, towering ceilings and a winding stairwell. Up top is one of the best rooftop bars in NYC, too.
10 Columbus Circle
Fancy cocktail lounge and wine bar in the Time Warner Center. Fifty wine bottles on their menu and great small plates, too. But the main reason to head here is the beautiful interior.
65 West 70th Street
Shalel Lounge is a romantic, basement-level, dimly-lit NYC date spot (either an aggressive first date or a hopeful second) with a heavily Moroccan menu, scattered rose petals and a hard-to-find entrance (if you haven’t been there, and if you’re also a moron like me).
Check out Shalel Lounge on Yelp.
Library Bar at Hudson
358 West 58th Street
Located in the Hudson Hotel, Library Bar actually has a library. Though I wouldn’t recommend reading at this bar, or any other. You’ll also get to enjoy a roaring fireplace, plush chairs and couches and a billiards table.
The Office NYC
80 Columbus Circle
Located next to the Aviary at the Mandarin Oriental, The Office NYC is ideal for spirits lovers and connoisseurs. Especially those who can’t make up their minds, as their “Dealer’s Choice” offering allows you to provide parameters to the barkeep who will then create your custom-tailored cocktail.
10 Columbus Circle
On Tap is located at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods in the Time Warner Center. What stands out the most about this place is the massive beer selection. Yes, this stands out more than the fact that it’s located in a Whole Foods.
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