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If you don’t feel like sipping a Red Snapper at The St. Regis New York’s historic King Cole Bar, you’ll still have plenty of other bars and nightlife options within a short distance of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel.
If you enjoy salsa dancing and merengue, then LQ, a posh, popular dance club on Lexington Avenue, is the place for you. But be sure to go early; a long line to get in forms quickly. For an upscale rooftop lounge, sip drinks upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel on East 50th Street. There are heated wood floors and a retractable glass ceiling, so no season or weather will interrupt your night out.
The historic P.J. Clarke’s, a modernized saloon on Third Avenue, proves popular with the after-work crowd and serves tasty drinks and a signature bacon cheeseburger. For a diplomatic affair, head to the luxurious World Bar in the United Nations Plaza at East 47th Street, where marble and bronze furnishings dress up a bar known for expensive cocktails. If you want to try a loungy tapas bar, then check out Haven on East 51st Street. The eclectic interior really makes the lounge stand out: velvet wallpaper, snakeskin leather walls, Chinese swords and masks from Bali mix for an internationally all-over-the-place décor that somehow manages to work.