Blue Bar

Blue Bar

Hotel Bar and Lounge$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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    Conrad N.
    "Rodney makes the best Sazerac."(2 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "Cocktails are expensive but worth it."(3 Tips)
    Scott W.
    "No better cocktail than a Hendrick's martini ($22 each though)"(15 Tips)
    David B.
    "Good bar food with good drinks."(3 Tips)
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  • Michael V.
    Michael VlassickSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Rodney is the best. Trying to talk them into having a happy hour! Drinks are 21 bucks. Love the bar and all the bartenders and waiters. They go all out to please you ;
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 23, 2013
    Very cool (and blue) atmosphere. The drinks are very expensive, but they're also potent, so they're good bang for your buck.
  • Devin H.heart icon on user image
    Devin HealeyJanuary 31, 2017
    Classic cocktails and cool vibes in a historic hotel with a Mad Men feel. But for fucks sake, $40 for an Old Fashioned and a craft cocktail? Prices are outrageous even for a Midtown hotel bar.
  • Nat-Tash L.heart icon on user image
    Nat-Tash LJanuary 17, 2014
    If you're going to charge $20 a drink, get it right & don't pretend you fixed my drink. Not everyone in here is a tourist, buddy. Make a proper gimlet, & make the elderflower martini as advertised.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneAugust 3, 2017
    Brussel sprouts,calamari and fries were the best dishes. A nice and quiet spot in this part of town
  • Alex R.heart icon on user image
    Alex RavenelSeptember 9, 2015
    Nice hotel bar. Drinks were well made and pours generous. Not cheap, but its a hotel bar, so what did you expect?
  • Felix G.heart icon on user image
    Felix GrushevskyOctober 18, 2014
    Best Long Island Ice Tea in the world. Just make sure that Christian made it. He is one of the best bartenders in NYC (and he is of Romanian origin, not Russian)
  • M J.heart icon on user image
    M JNovember 14, 2011
    @Blue bar: excellent cocktails - not cheap, but very generous! Negroni rocks was perfection after a long day shopping.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenMay 21, 2019
    Their namesake on the cocktail list is quite good
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BeckDecember 17, 2012
    Drinking den is an ideal place to trade bookish barbs. Housed in Algonquin Hotel, where Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley met daily as part of famed ’20s group the Algonquin Round Table/Vicious Circle.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HussJune 13, 2014
    Great looking decor and atmosphere. Drinks and food not worth the price. Not to mention, they didn't replace my beer after spilling it on me.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PontNovember 15, 2013
    Awesome bar, awesome bar staff. Cocktails are expensive but worth it.
  • David B.heart icon on user image
    David BFebruary 15, 2020
    Window seats for people watching. Good bar food with good drinks.
  • Blake B.
    Blake BuckDecember 15, 2012
    Cheapest glass of wine is $17. Domestic beers are $9. No thanks. Plenty of cool cheaper places nearby.
  • John O.
    John OMalleyMay 1, 2010
    Not cheap but very cool atmosphere. Christian the Russian bartender is great for stories, restaurant tips and a drink sample or two. Drink it all in.
  • Josetteheart icon on user image
    JosetteMay 31, 2015
    Oozing with history, charm and New York stories
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TerranellaMay 20, 2011
    A very tricky stairwell to navigate after a few of the strong cocktails
  • Babymammoth
    BabymammothFebruary 14, 2013
    It's expensive as hell, but is so amazing that if you've been here once it's pretty hard not to return.
  • John G.heart icon on user image
    John GladyszApril 21, 2013
    They no longer have a jazz brunch - making these the most overpriced eggs in manhattan
  • Dan H.heart icon on user image
    Dan HoskinsSeptember 19, 2014
    Nothing, $20 a drink is absurd. How do they justify the price? There's no view, it's near shitty Times Square. It's not the fifties anymore, get over yourself
  • Kim E.heart icon on user image
    Kim EllettOctober 27, 2019
    Great atmosphere
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayJuly 24, 2012
    Try the Banana Lemon Daquari!
  • John L.
    John LuJuly 24, 2013
    Great mint julep!
  • Biz T.heart icon on user image
    Biz TraveldudeMarch 18, 2016
    Very blue!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HubbardNovember 12, 2011
    Great spot for a post dinner night cap.
  • SaraDISH S.
    SaraDISH SaraDISH.comNovember 27, 2011
    The Penfolds by the glass is light Shiraz w a smooth finish
  • Scott W.
    Scott WJuly 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    No better cocktail than a Hendrick's martini ($22 each though)
  • Brian G.heart icon on user image
    Brian GuyApril 24, 2015
    Drinks.......and its BLUE
  • ドーラ
    ドーラJanuary 31, 2011
    Grab a Vesper Martini and experience James Bond's lifestyle.
  • Nicole V.heart icon on user image
    Nicole VallesFebruary 25, 2017
    Kinda bummed they changed the menu.
  • Conrad N.
    Conrad NellJune 11, 2012
    Rodney makes the best Sazerac.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PlunkettFebruary 1, 2011
    Best bar ever if you make over $250k a year
  • Delyn S.heart icon on user image
    Delyn SimonsOctober 20, 2011
    Do not eat the bar snacks.
  • Rebecca M.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca MazzaNovember 7, 2015
    Terrible glassware and mediocre drinks.
  • Tom T.
    Tom TernquistJanuary 1, 2010
    Get a drink named after a famous literary figure
  • Derek
    DerekFebruary 22, 2012
    Closed until May 2012
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