Morgans Hotel Group

The Library at Hudson Hotel

Hotel Bar$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Untapped Cities
    Styled on an old English drawing room, the Hudson Hotel Library Bar has an extensive collection of books, on topics from film, theater, fashion and art, to travel and politics. Read more
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyJuly 5, 2015
    Start at outdoor tequila park, move to the library bar and then to the special section inside which shuts only at 2am. Perfect Saturday night/morning. Fun group time.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comJanuary 10, 2012
    Every detail here is carefully executed, from the cherry wood walls to the Toulouse-Lautrec monographs to the relaxed lounge soundtrack. And, of course, the purple pool table seals the deal for us. Read more
  • Heather L.
    Heather LiMarch 6
    Very cute hotel bar, great spot for a date or just some heart to heart with a friend! Awesome cocktails and you can also play checkers or backgammon while you enjoy your drink! 🍸
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 23, 2013
    Take the neon green escalator up and you'll be transported into a world of class and sophistication. This bar is not only gorgeous, but has amazing cocktails - order the Library.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MooreSeptember 29, 2014
    Much more relaxed and better for solo unwinding than the actual restaurant on the hotel... And a plus for books and pictures of cows with hats everywhere!
  • Evelyn
    EvelynSeptember 19, 2014
    Chic place to hangout with the classy pals. You have to try their lamb burger...certainly coming back again 👍💃
  • Karin V.
    Karin VazquezSeptember 27, 2014
    Trendy, cozy, impressive decor. Great 4 hh (common), dates (library) or just lounge around. Limited food selection in the common only :(
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryFebruary 13, 2015
    This place is a travesty. Solid drinks but unacceptable to turn on the lights and stop serving at 12:15 because they aren't making enough money. Wtf?
  • Mar S.
    Mar SalApril 21, 2013
    Great bar with fireplace. Also cool about this place are the couches, foosball and chic atmosphere. Great date place*
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonFebruary 28
    There's a gas fireplace and cosy couches if you can snag one. Surprisingly, not a huge amount of atmosphere though.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HarberJuly 7, 2013
    Get the Library cocktail: Bulleit bourbon, walnut liqueur, a dash of bitters and a whole lot of deliciousness.
  • Abiola A.
    Abiola AbramsJanuary 2, 2012
    This swanky spot has the sweetest service! Here's where I filmed our "Goddess of Vengeance" video interview with author Jackie Collins. Watch! Read more
  • Pamela R.
    Pamela RossiJune 24, 2011
    I'm glad Chuck (seasoned bartender) was here for my first Library Bar experience.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerApril 20, 2015
    This place is so expensive and the service is so-so, but the space makes up for all of it.
  • Guy N.
    Guy NevoSeptember 30, 2010
    Tell Hassan you are my friend. He is the best barman and a great person.
  • naveen
    naveenMarch 26, 2010
    even better when the weather's warm, because then you can hang out in the garden outside
  • Christina
    ChristinaDecember 30, 2014
    The kind of atmosphere that makes you want to order an old fashioned, even if you hate whiskey.
  • christian b.
    christian buschFebruary 28, 2010
    Don't bother coming here. Major attitude at the door - you're not allowed to wear boots - unless they have heels
  • Mat S.
    Mat SzwajkosJuly 21, 2011
    Make sure they are not having an event when you are planning a meeting. Call ahead
  • Brad S.
    Brad StarksJuly 5, 2013
    Maple Mojito is the summer drink of choice!!
  • Brixia I.
    Brixia IlariaDecember 15, 2012
    Beautiful wake up in NY. I love this place, very cozy!!!
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SneathApril 2, 2010
    take the green escalator up to find the bar and dance floor. drinks are expensive but good music.
  • Andy N.
    Andy NobleOctober 22, 2011
    Absolutely beautiful bar inside an old-style hotel that's one of the city's landmarks
  • Dfirst L.
    Dfirst LastSeptember 20, 2011
    Unless you get Anthony as your bartender, you haven't experienced the library.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LambMarch 23, 2010
    Avoid the Old Fashioned unless maraschino is your thing.
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupDecember 20, 2011
    Get out of the cold and warm up fireside at our Library Bar with a specialty cocktail
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersMay 18, 2011
    Fantastic Sidecar. Drinks aren't cheap here.
  • Kelsey G.
    Kelsey GDecember 14, 2015
    Fake books are a letdown, but the drinks are good
  • Richard R.
    Richard R.July 30, 2013
    Everyone realizes this place is kind of ridiculous, right? I'm not the only one.
  • JeanMarc P.
    Great place for a fancy beer before dinner around Columbus Circle
  • Christopher R.
    Christopher RenzMarch 27, 2012
    Lovely spot for a scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KingJuly 8, 2011
    Nothing as civilised as sitting in the library, the cows looking down over you enjoying a Gin and Tonic.
  • Rosalie
    RosalieOctober 7, 2012
    The blackberry old fashioned goes down like fruit juice.
  • Victoria W.
    Victoria WongMarch 2, 2015
    Cozy hotel lobby corner for strong drinks
  • vid_ya!
    vid_ya!January 20, 2014
    spend an afternoon playing some chess :)
  • KoenM
    KoenMSeptember 17, 2011
    Tip: stay @ the Hotel, you're 4th class overhere than!
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MacedoSeptember 24, 2011
    Drinks at a rooftop hotel bar? Seriously a New York City dream.
  • blake G.
    blake GRANTAugust 23, 2011
    This hotel is what dreams of NYC design are made of.
  • Sulee
    SuleeJune 28, 2012
    Look! They have games!
  • Emily L.
    Emily LJanuary 11
    not a good place to go if you're afraid of cows
  • Desiree J.
    Desiree JonesApril 22, 2014
    Lovely lobby
  • Luis F.
    Luis FernandezApril 30, 2012
    Nothing beats standing in a line at 2am.
  • Taber L.
    Taber LaFleurMarch 4, 2012
    What's the deal with the cows?
  • Patrice M.
    Patrice MontpetitMarch 11, 2011
    Wonderful atmosphere
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelFebruary 23
    Overpriced drinks
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