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. $$$
360-degree views of the NYC skyline encompass guests on the roof of the Ink48 Hotel, in a room with inescapable floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views in a cozy space. Assorted and rotating meats and cheeses are offered to complement the specialty cocktail, wine and beer lists. Open year-round and rain or shine, with a fireplace burning during wintertime. D (daily). $$