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The Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel

Open today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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Sophisticated Bar

While walking around Manhattan this past weekend, I decided I would stop for a drink. As I looked... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
arubaphil
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
Lobby Bar Tradition

Had drinks in the Blue bar and found its garish blue lights distracting. We moved to the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
JAC197561000
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New York City, New York
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Apr 10, 2018
“Sophisticated Bar”
2 weeks ago
“The drinks are good!”
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Comfortable and classic, the lounge of the Algonquin Hotel is a New York landmark.
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Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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59 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6613
Midtown
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+1 212-840-6800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Algonquin hotel and used the bar several times. Their cocktails are strong, they have a good selection of whiskeys. If the bartender is offering a special that he's made for the day, take him up on it. We had a great...More

Thank TCairl
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This place is right out of a movie. If I didn't know any better I'd say I saw Humphrey Bogart sitting in a corner having a drink by himself. Great drinks. I always meet someone interesting here. It's been around forever and will last forever....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 10 April 2018

While walking around Manhattan this past weekend, I decided I would stop for a drink. As I looked for a bar that I had not tried before, I walked by the grand Algonquin Hotel. The Algonquin is a classic that dates back to the early...More

Thank arubaphil
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We like this place because of the exceptional customer service, fun vibe, ( blue lighting makes you look like a smurf), drink menu and its great location near the theatre district. Nice spot for a before or after theatre drink and bite. They are often...More

1  Thank tuscany885
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

OK the place is all BLUE...The bar seats are falling apart..what they are charging for drinks should be up dated. Did we have fun?..yes we did. Nice folks at bar..stop relax and have a drink..your blues will go away...till the Bill comes.

Thank WilliamCHiggins
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This bar is super cool and is definitely 100% blue lighting so if you aren’t sure about that, I’d try somewhere else. The history of the place is cool with signature cocktails to match. Glad we tried it.

Thank M O
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great location, great bartenders, but suspiciously empty on a Friday night in NYC. The drinks felt a bit weak and underwhelming. The music was good and not too overpowering. The blue light doesn't necessarily flatter everyone. Probably would choose to explore other places rather than...More

Thank AlexAW2011
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Poor service in the beautiful bar at the Algonquin Hotel. It did not seem to the waiter issues but rather poor staffing.

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I stopped here after going to the theater. It's a great historic bar. The interior, is beautiful, but they need to get rid of the blue lights. They were distracting and out of place. I hope to return once they get rid...More

Thank bwco
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Had drinks in the Blue bar and found its garish blue lights distracting. We moved to the traditional Algonquin Lobby bar, former location of the legendary New Yorker Round Table. Wonderful traditional setting.Drinks were spot on.

1  Thank JAC197561000
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