King Cole Bar

Image: St. Regis New York
MONDAY – SATURDAY: 11:30 A.M. – 1 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. – 12 A.M.
212-339-6857 | WEBSITE

This bar, deep inside the St. Regis on Fifth Avenue, is one of the few New York hotel bars whose standards didn’t go to the dogs after the 1960s. It’s also one of the only bars in New York with a connection to an ultra-famous cocktail. In 1934, Paris bartender Fernand Petiot brought his Bloody Mary to the hotel, whose bar renamed it the Red Snapper for propriety’s sake. The rest is brunch history. A recent renovation to suit restaurateur John DeLucie was unfortunate. So just keep your eyes on the magnificent Maxfield Parrish mural that give the bar its name. It was created in 1906 and once hung in the Astor Hotel bar at 42nd and Broadway.

Known For
  • hotel bar
  • historic
  • day drinking
What to drink
A Red Snapper, though, it'll cost you. The menu now has a dozen renditions now for $24 a piece.
Midtown East
If you're set on drinking one of these absurdly priced drinks, come before the work crowd lets out. The crowd that frequents the bar now is not a pleasant one.