Manhattan – Flatiron District
2 Lexington Ave. (bet. 21st and 22nd Sts.)
Manhattan, NY 10010
Consistently rated one of the top bars in New York City, this Gramercy Park Hotel drinking establishment—masterminded by artist Julian Schnabel and famed hotelier Ian Schrager—is chic, expensive and nearly impossible to get into. Well-heeled celebs and lucky businessmen with expense accounts (the few that still exist) flock to imbibe in the checker-floored space, where the wood-burning fireplace is always the least hot thing in the room.