Philippe Starck’s once smokin’-hot hotel bar, with its lit glass floors and music- and fashion-industry honcho crowd, is Manhattan as seen on TV. Sprightly strawbellinis are made by sexy barmen with artfully mussed hair, and you’re just as likely to see British tourists as a White Stripe or, hey—isn’t that Katie Couric?
|Venue name:||Hudson Bar||Contact:|
The Hudson, 356 W 58th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 4pm–2am, Sun 4pm–1am. Library: Daily noon–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average drink: $12. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|