Sip and relax in one of these chic vintage bars in New York!
Written by Pedro Gouveia
The city that never sleeps is full of amusements, but sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and relax. New York has no shortage of glamorous places to enjoy a nice, relaxing cocktail, so today we have compiled for you a list of 7 of the best vintage bars the city has to offer.
1 – The Campbell
Paying homage to the legacy of John W. Campbell, a Jazz Age financier who converted the space to his private office and reception hall in 1923, The Campbell showcases many of the thirteenth century Florentine-inspired design intricacies that upheld its legendary allure, including soaring, 25-foot hand painted ceilings, a grand stone fireplace, Campbell’s personal steel safe, a century-old leaded glass window and original millwork.
2 – Clover Club
Clover Club is the premiere cocktail bar in Brooklyn. Sure, that means exquisite cocktails, real food and an atmosphere of true hospitality. But it’s a Brooklyn cocktail bar, so that also means no velvet rope, a low-key, neighborhood vibe, live jazz from time to time and a cozy back room with a fireplace.
3 – Madam Geneva
Inspired by the British colonial era of Southeast Asia, this azure-walled, wood-clad den in NoHo was devised by hospitality firm AvroKo. Its menu focuses on gin, which 18th-century Londoners nicknamed Madam Geneva.
4 – Bar Goto
This recently opened Lower East Side spot is helmed by former Pegu Club barman Kenta Goto and features a menu inspired by Japanese cuisine. The intimate space, designed by Wilkinson Architects, is simple and refined, with dark floors, walls, and ceilings and warm wood bar lit at night with a golden glow.
5 – Mother of Pearl
This lively tiki bar brings Hawaiian flair to the Big Apple. Owned and designed by East Village restaurateur Ravi DeRossi, it features a white-and-green tiled bar, vintage-looking tropical upholstery, and banana-leaf wallpaper.
6 – Bemelmans Bar
Named after the creator of the beloved Madeline children’s books, this classic Upper East Side establishment in the Carlyle Hotel is an industry stalwart. Ludwig Bemelmans himself painted the iconic murals in the space that depict charming Central Park scenes.
7 – La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
An outpost of the popular Paris bar, La Compagnie in SoHo is a low-key spot to indulge in its wide selection of French wines. The space blends rustic elements, like unfinished wood and exposed brick, with brightly upholstered modern furniture.
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