blue room interior of the Blue Bar with bar seating, and table seating
Colorful HistoryThe Blue Bar

The Blue Bar Design & Rich History

The stories are legendary and the drinks even more so at The Blue Bar, one of the best and most iconic hotel bars in NYC which has delighted thirsty revelers in Times Square since it opened at the demise of Prohibition in 1933. Appointed with the artwork of longtime Algonquin regular, Al Hirschfeld, the Blue Bar pays homage to the Broadway icons who shared cocktails and conversation in the famous New York City bar. Patrons today enjoy perfectly crafted cocktails under a prevailing blue glow from some of the most experienced bartenders in town.

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Cocktail Culture

A post-theater nightcap. An after-work gathering with colleagues. Unabashed curiosity. The Blue Bar draws those who want to see and be seen. Enjoy the rich history and subtly lit ambiance. Or simply enjoy a perfectly poured cocktail or inquire about the hotel's $10,000 Martini.

A Private Affair

The Blue Bar provides a unique and memorable venue for private events.

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“Three be the things I shall never attain: envy, content, & sufficient Champagne”

– Dorothy Parker