NoMad Hotel, 10 West 28th Street, New York City, NY 10001-6403
The NoMad bar, set in the mid-town New York hotel of the same name, is in The World’s 50 Best Bars top 10 for the third year straight. What sets the NoMad aside from other hotel bars is its fresh take on classic, specifically taking inspiration from New York City taverns. Bar director Leo Robitschek’s menu comprises classically-focused cocktails that take in twists via a cornucopia of exotic spirits and ingredients. They are impeccably executed and served in all rooms of The NoMad – you just have to pick your spot.
The informally referred-to Elephant Bar is where you’ll likely enter and, with its golds, greens and dark woods, it has a sultry, luxurious feel. The bar drifts into the Library, so named because of the floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and leather upholstery which combine for a more cerebral feel, while down a short corridor is a more high-tempo space, with green booths that face a busy arching bar. Wherever you are in New York’s foremost hotel bar, expect flawless hospitality. The Nomad Bar is named Best Bar in North America, sponsored by Michter’s Distillery.