The lobby of the Hudson Hotel has gotten more face-lifts than Joan Rivers. Having swapped Hudson Cafeteria for Hudson Hall in 2011, the hotel is opting for yet another nip-tuck, this time turning the 3,000-square-foot high-ceilinged space into a modern-day beer garden. Fashion-conscious noshers can enjoy char-grilled burgers on brioche and Bloody Mary bacon-and-duck-fat fries—picked up at a self-service window—at beer-hall-appropriate communal tables or distressed-leather couches near the marble fireplace. Soda-fountain-inspired drinks (Absolut Vanilia–spiked cream sodas, Zacapa Rum–laced root beer floats) and 16 brews on tap (including seven local choices like Sixpoint’s Bengal Tiger IPA and Southampton Imperial Stout) are served at the bar.
|Venue name:||Hudson Common||Contact:|
356 W 58th St
|Cross street:||between Eighth and Ninth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Daily 4pm-2am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle; N, Q, R to 57th St|
|Price:||Average entree: $15. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|