Comfort Inn Midtown West
548 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 586-0400
Fax: (212) 586-0404
Bars et cafés
Established in 1878, the Landmark Tavern is a landmark. Since its existence, it has been operating at the Hudson waterside, serving generations of people with its exhausting list of whiskey, wine and scrumptious food. The decor is antique and old world with traditional mahogany carved panels, a wooden bar and ornamental mirrors. The wines are sourced from France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Chile. The Irish whiskey consists of names like Jameson, Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Laphroaig. There are live Irish bands entertaining the guests including the likes of Don Meade. Make sure to visit this landmark pub once, if only to catch a sighting of the resident Confederate veteran.
Hudson Terrace brings Miami flair to the banks of the namesake river. Formerly a horse stable, the space just off Midtown underwent an extensive makeover in 2008 to become a one of the hottest nocturnal destinations in town. The luxurious rooftop bar has a reputation for hosting uber glamorous parties that are graced by New York glitterati. Wade through challenging crowds for a table by the ceiling-to-floor facade for breathtaking vistas of the harbor, Intrepid and Jersey City. The sophisticated and aesthetic setting is courtesy handcrafted tiles, ivory couches, intimate lights and elegant decor. Enjoy eclectic beats with creative cocktails and delicious bar fare.
The NYC branch of Pacha, the European clubbing dynasty, quickly became one of the city's foremost nightlife destinations. Pacha features four stories, each complementing different decor and music, making it a four-in-one destination. On the top level is Pachita (little Pacha), a more lounge-like space complete with movable cushioned seating. Underneath Pachita is The Funky Room, featuring shower booths inhabited by soaking go-go dancers. All levels feature a full bar. The main floor features the main dance floor with ever-coveted tables, regularly populated by the rich and famous.
Located a bit out of the way in Hell’s Kitchen on Tenth Avenue, 123 Burger Shot Beer delivers all three as promised at super cheap prices. The $1 burger is more of a slider and on par with White Castle. The other greasy food choices are better. The $2 shots include a decent selection, including kamikazes and red-headed sluts. The $3 beers are quality choices served in frosty mugs. The mugs may be 10oz, but it’s still a deal. BSB also offers a behemoth 100oz tube for a higher price. Skimpy-clothed waitresses provide fast, friendly service.
A chain of coffee shops, the Blue Bottle Coffee is quite famous among New Yorkers for its freshly brewed taste and aroma. This particular branch of Blue Bottle is located inside the Gotham West Market in Hell's Kitchen and comfortably seats upto 150. With a range of coffees like Espresso, Cappuccino and Caffe Latte, this place serves some others beverages too. Drop by with a bunch of friends, and savor their delightful coffee as you chatter through the evening.
Cannibal is a haven of all those hardcore non-vegetarians who love to dig into yummy meat dishes. Located in Gotham West Market, the Cannibal is a charcuterie that makes some of the finest meat delicacies. Fresh ingredients, combined with the right amount of seasoning, give all their dishes a unique flavor. Octopus Terrine, Citrus Gremolata, Pork Neck Kimchi Rillettes and Mushroom Fricassee are some of the amazing dishes they serve at this little restaurant. A range of beverages are available to accompany the delicious meat cuts. Perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner, they serve all this at a very affordable cost.
A beer-lover's paradise rides high in the form of the Pony Bar in Hell's Kitchen. The selection of craft brews is one of the best in the city, and the choices rotate regularly. Their early happy hour from 4:20pm-5:20pm knocks an extra buck off the price. For those regular beer-drinkers out there, the beers are all American. An extra bonus for the nightcap is that Pony Bar offers 64-ounce growlers to go. A small menu of sandwiches and appetizers gives another excuse to need a beer to wash it all down.
Ardesia is a popular wine bar that has a patio with brightly colored flowers where one can spend a warm evening. There are around 30 wines to choose from, categorized into Old World and New World. The food is freshly prepared at the venue and consists of charcuterie, cheese and imaginative snacks to increase the appeal of the wine. Spend a lovely evening under the stars, amidst brightly colored flowers, with a glass of wine in hand.
Dine in this beautiful and casual American bistro with a relaxing outdoor dining area from where one can gaze at the streets while relishing the fantastically cooked food. The food is simple, wholesome and modern in its presentation. Pink is the undertone here with wait staff dressed in pink, the menu written in pink and other pink touches. Order the Tuna Tartar or the Mushroom pizza and let the taste buds experience a swirl of magical delight as the flavor of each spice sinks in. Just as the location of this restaurant is pure heaven, the food is also heavenly. Raise a toast to it, by ordering a fine wine from the menu.
Pio Pio brings a fair dose of Peruvian cuisine to the streets of New York. Situated in Hell's Kitchen, it is a popular spot for some good food at all times of the day. Open since 2009, it has earned a steady patronage among the locals who love the easy going ambience and the food. It is a concealed venue, which can be easily missed. The bar leads onto a candle-lit stairway that goes till the dining room. The Cebiche Limeno is particularly good, as also the Matador Combo. The ambience is lively too, with quite a banter during peak hours. Book early for a good seat during rush hour.
Landsdown Road Pub on 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen is a fairly standard Irish Pub in a good way. There's a wide variety of pub grub available like burgers, wings and shepherd's pie, as well as draft beers and cocktails. Every day different drafts and bottled beers are on specials, and a weekday happy hour has half price drinks. The servers and bartenders are generally very attentive. There are plenty of tables for a group of friends, plus lots of televisions for sports games. In front is a small outdoor seating area for warmer months. Overall the vibe is upbeat.
The Gaf welcomes you to a home away from home, with plenty of familiar faces and even more beer. This NYC bar feels more like a congenial community rather than a one-stop rendezvous with a bunch of loud strangers. The Gaf has regular events all year long including the Gaf Annual Christmas Party, Marathon Gathering, and the Roast.