In the city that never sleeps, you’re not exactly hard-pressed to find a bar open any hour of the night – one that will mix you a cocktail to end a perfect or even not-so-perfect day. In keeping with the tradition of New York City’s ever evolving cocktail scene, here’s four within walking distance of 1407, that’ll offer you a mix of solid atmosphere and potables.
200 W 39th St, (212) 257-4577
Indoors or out, you’ll find a cocktail lounge with views and glamour. Nestled 30 floors above Manhattan’s Garment District, patrons never tire of its sweeping panoramic views of New York City. Cocktails here are one of a kind – just like their mixologist Johnny Swet. Two to try for the adventuresome drinker…
Caramelized Pineapple & Sage Mojito
Bacardi, caramelized pineapple puree, sage & mint, lime juice, pineapple wedge & sage leaf
Rum Raisin Cream
Sailor Jerry rum, tawny port, rum raisin cream & a scoop of raisins
63 W 38th St, (212) 729-0277
Open to 1am Mon-Thurs and 3am Fri and Sat
A super posh, woodsy lobby bar nestled within the ultra cool Refinery Hotel. Winnie’s offers a refreshing cocktail list with prohibition-era flair. Once an historic hat factory turned boutique hotel in the City’s Garment District, Winnie’s stops your search for a classic cocktail, or intriguing new elixir. With live jazz performances throughout the week, you’ll be tempted to come all roaring 20s, Zoot suit, fringe and all. Take a look at these two drinks…
dirty new yorker
Bootlegger 21 Vodka, New York cheese-stuffed olives. Filty.
new york lightning
A New Yorker’s take on the Jack Rose, this homage to our bootlegging heroes of a bygone era, Black Dirt Distillery’s Applejack and lime juice served straight up with a slice of New York Granny Smith and a splash of grenadine
The Bryant Park Hotel, (212) 642-2211
What’s cooler than the Bryant Park hotel – after all you may see A-listers like Heidi Klum or Nick Lachey often in the house?! While rooftops and bars with panoramic views are seemingly on every block, you won’t find many bars in a cavernous gothic lounge! This after work and very popular late night cellar bar stirs up a buzz for celebrity sightings and wholesome people watching. The Cellar Bar can’t help but raise the bar for cool by hosting New York’s top DJs nightly, and serving specialty cocktails by their first names. Here are two to whet your whistle.
Old Forester 46 Bourbon, Pumpkin Vodka, Crème de Cacao, coconut milk with a touch of cinnamon, coriander seeds, peppercorns infused honey, garnished with grated nutmeg Oscar
Gracias a Dios Mezcal, Ancho Chile Reyes Liqueur, passion fruit puree, and spiced Honey
54 W 39th St, (212) 997-9000
While a chef-driven menu using local ingredients attracts its fair share of patrons, the ultra sleek 40 foot steel bar brings in the rest of the crowd. This is your place to hit if kicking back with a slick drink and watching the game or its highlights are what your doctor ordered. Modern and low-lit, the Proper West serves enough artisan cocktails to complement any occasion. As I said…
Togarashi Spicy Margarita
Tanteo mild Jalapeño infused tequila, agave nectar fresh lime juice, rimmed with Japanese Togarashi salt and pepper, garnished with lime
Strawberry Old Fashion
Bulleit bourbon, muddled orange and strawberry, bitters, garnished with a strawberry