Lobby Bar at the Ace Hotel

Lobby Bar at the Ace Hotel

20 West 29th St
(between 5th Avenue and Broadway)
New York
(212) 679-2222
The Ace Hotel has taken this formerly quiet neighborhood by storm, luring everybody from hipsters in skinny jeans to bankers in suits through its iron doors. An open lobby scene with everything from long, wooden tables to comfortable couches and rocking chairs, this place manages old-school vibe and new-school coolness at the same time. Because of its indie pedigree the Ace draws solid DJ talent so you know the music is going to be good. They have a fantastic cocktail menu and true mixologists behind the bar so the Bachelor can be sure his Slippery Nipple shot has just the right amount of butterscotch schnapps. And because of its cool caché you can be guaranteed that there will be lovely ladies gathered about. Just be ready with a line about how Vice magazine has sold out or the genius of Yo La Tengo’s second album and you’re in. And, if you are really enterprising, pop open your laptop next to a cute female in the lobby and wax poetic about your new dot-com. It’ll be like taking candy from a baby.

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Venue Tip: 

Get here early enough and lock down the couches next to the bar. You’ll be in a prime location to spot new “friends” to share the best spot in the house.

The Good: 
Upbeat and fun scene. Great bartenders. The ladies love it. Unbelievable food in the hotel at both The Breslin and The John Dory.
The Bad: 
It can get packed on the weekends. And for some reason there are always people typing on their computers taking up real estate.
Vote Up/Down:
Vote Up/Down

Price: $$

Outdoor seating: No

Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Alcohol: Full bar

Signature Drink: They have a ton of specialty cocktails; try the Flatiron or Bitter Lemon

Close to: Frying Pan (do you like meeting people on boats? Go here), Hogs & Heifers (does drinking a shot out of the cleavage of a hot female bartender sound good to you? Go here), The Standar Beer Garden (drink ad make merry, outside with German hipsters), Fat Cat (throw some back over games of pool before the night truly begins)