Of the many splendid things about this spot—besides its inviting hot tubs and refreshing cold baths—is that for all its luxurious touches, it's affordable and pretension free. As I walked into the dry lounge, a group of chatty girls ordered drinks at the bar, while a couple of hungover-looking dudes read magazines by the fireplace. The wet lounge has pools galore, a Swedish dry sauna and a Turkish steam room, and you're encouraged to sip a freshly squeezed juice (with a nip in it, if you're feeling saucy) as you soak. The spa also offers massages, body treatments and facials. I opted for a tailor-made shiatsu massage (60mins $120, 90mins $170) from a considerate practitioner named Karen Garzon, while my friend had a facial that left her skin glowing.
Best part: Drink options here are separated into four sections: Hangover Relief, Energize, Weight Loss/Detox, Relaxation. With your beverage (and thus category) choice, you'll get a wet-lounge guide that recommends the order you should visit each area within the facility.
Why it's worth it: Spending a day here is like taking a minivacation, and you'll emerge feeling appropriately de-stressed.
718-923-9400, bodybybrooklyn.com. Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm. All-day admission Mon–Fri $45; Sat, Sun $45, with brunch $55. TONY deal Mention TONY on arrival for 10 percent off admission and treatments through Feb 29.—Sophie Harris