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7 Cocktail Bars for Festive Spirits

‘Tis the season for cozying up by a fire with a mug of spiked cider in-hand. Holiday cocktail bars are popping up around NYC, so you can live out your aprés ski dreams without leaving the concrete jungle. Here are seven ‘sky chalets’ to visit this season.

Photo courtesy of Sunday in Brooklyn

Sunday in Brooklyn

348 Wythe Avenue at South 2nd Street

Snowday in Brooklyn is a seasonal holiday pop-up bar in the main Bar Room of Sunday In Brooklyn! There are delightfully over-the-top decorations, fires in the fire place, cozy blankets, holiday cocktails, games, and their team traded out their normal uniform for snuggly pjs!

Photo courtesy of Ophelia Lounge NYC

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia

3 Mitchell Place at First Avenue

Lounge in a snow globe at the top of the Beekman Tower at Ophelia. The already-opulent bar will be topped with garlands of crystals and snowflakes, sheepskin throws and golden candelabras, plus new cocktails like the cognac, rum, cinnamon, and lotus cookie-infused ‘Rising Star.’ You can experience the Snow Globe from Mid-November through the end of January.

Photo courtesy of STK Lounge

The Lodge at STK

26 Little West 12th Street between 9th Avenue + Washington Street

Wine and dine in a winter oasis with an aspen-like atmosphere. The menus at The Lodge at STK have been formulated to give your taste buds a cozy winter escape. Visit The Lodge anytime now through March.

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Winter Chalet at Industry Kitchen

70 South Street

Industry Kitchen will channel winter chalet vibes with their festive-themed dishes and drink menu. Drinks include a large format frozen cocktail made with Baileys, candy canes, peppermint bark, and pretzel rods. Visit now through the end of January.

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Arlo-Arctica at Arlo SoHo and Arlo NoMad

231 Hudson Street at Canal Street

Both Arlo NoMad and Arlo SoHo are transforming their spaces to reflect the rugged atmosphere of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 Antarctica expedition to Finse. The courtyards will feature ice huts decked out in ice sculptures, virtual reality LED lighting installations and a lighting show by Symmetry Labs which will transport guests to the depths of the Arctic. This experience launches November 8th at Arlo NoMad and will launch December 1 at Arlo SoHo; both will run through March.

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The Lodge at the McKittrick Hotel

542 WEST 27TH STREET BETWEEN 10TH + 11TH AVENUES

Resembling a cozy alpine retreat, The Lodge at Gallow Green atop The McKittrick Hotel invites visitors to snuggle up with winter reads on bunk beds or comfortably sit at desks covered in rolled parchment and pine cones. Food and drinks are a must-try when visiting The Lodge, with staples that include the bar’s signature Maple Toddy in addition to classic Mulled Wine and Spiced Irish Coffee. The Lodge officially opens on December 3rd, and will close in mid March.

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Midnights

149 North 6th Street at Bedford Avenue

The Williamsburg bar Midnights has transformed their outdoor space into a ski chalet inspired Winter Garden. The space is fully heated and equipt with fur throws, vintage ski posters, and cozy winter drinks. You can visit the Winter Garden now through mid March.

Contact your concierge for reservations or more holiday recommendations!