Paramount Bar

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Paramount Bar With crowded sports bars and chain restaurants dominating Times Square, Paramount Bar brings a much-needed dose of class to Midtown's nightlife scene. New York United States 40.759458 -73.9871299
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Party Earth Review With crowded sports bars and chain restaurants dominating Times Square, Paramount Bar brings a much-needed dose of class to Midtown’s nightlife scene. Located on the ground floor of the Paramount Hotel, this... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    N, Q, R: 49th Street; A, C, E: 50th Street

  • Phone:

    212-764-5500

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Daily 6pm–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Paramount Bar Review

The Scene

With crowded sports bars and chain restaurants dominating Times Square, Paramount Bar brings a much-needed dose of class to Midtown's nightlife scene.

With crowded sports bars and chain restaurants dominating Times Square, Paramount Bar brings a much-needed dose of class to Midtown’s nightlife scene.

Located on the ground floor of the Paramount Hotel, this glamorous revamp of the classic nightspot suggests an air of Old New York, evidenced in its dapper décor and complete lack of TVs or a Happy Hour.

Crystal chandeliers cast a warm glow on the stylish groups of local professionals and well-off hotel guests who settle in on the red velvet banquettes to sip specialty cocktails and people-watch through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Enigmatic black and white photos form a striking background for the fashionable jet-setters laughing in the black leather booths, or chatting with the friendly mixologists at the sleek black bar, waiting for house favorites like Billy Rose’s Fizz and Crazy For Love.

A low-key watering hole early in the evening, the bar kicks it up a notch later on as the all-female DJ ensemble begins spinning chill beats and mellow electronica for the growing crowd of conversationalists, drawn to the bar’s old-school vibe and extensive drink list.

A great mix of soft elegance and hard Gotham class, Paramount Bar remains the standard for Midtown barhoppers looking for uptown swank among the kitschy neon lights.

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Tip from Adriana:

The original Paramount Bar hosted all sorts of celebrity events, including a memorial luncheon for Andy Warhol at which Yoko Ono was a guest. These days, the place aims for a laid-back glamorous vibe, but don’t be surprised to catch a star or two enjoying a carefully crafted cocktail on the weekends.

  • Crowd

    Stylish local professionals, well-off hipsters, laid-back ex-clubbers, savvy tourists, and the occasional celebrity, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJs spin mixes of funky mellow beats and old New York classics Wednesdays and Thursdays. Free Wi-Fi

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Beer $7–$8, wine $10+/glass or $32+/bottle, mixed drinks $12+, specialty cocktails $14, bottle service $90–$375.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual to business attire: collared shirts, jackets, chic dresses, LBDs, nice jeans, leather shoes, elegant business attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Saturdays for the biggest and highest-profile crowds.

  • Close By

    A short walk away is The Rum House (228 West 47th Street), another Midtown staple with a classy but approachable vibe.

Paramount Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
ELEGANT
Gor G. Jun 10, 2013
I went here for after work drinks and was captivated by the decor and ambiance of the hotel. It's chic and modern with a funky feel and large oversized arm chairs and chandeliers. The seating was a bit difficult for large groups as there were space and seating limitations and the music was eclectic but a bit loud. It was also very dark. The artwork is modern and funky. I felt like I was in an underground study with lots of architectural innovations. We ordered mixed drinks which were good and the service was adequate. I'm not sure if I would recommend this for a work soiree, but for a social call with close friends, it's fun and cosmopolitan. I can only lament that I will most likely not get a chance to stay at this hotel since I live in the area. But one can hope :)
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