Party Earth Review Once a simple hotel bar, The Rum House at the Edison Hotel was revived and redecorated by the cocktail masters behind Tribeca staple Ward III, who turned it into a swanky cocktail lounge oozing with a cool mix of modern... ... read full review
Edison Hotel, 228 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
1, 2, A, C, E: 50th Street; N, Q, R: 49th Street; B, D, F, M: 47–50th Street–Rockefeller Center
Midtown, New York –
Once a simple hotel bar, The Rum House at the Edison Hotel was revived and redecorated by the cocktail masters behind Tribeca staple Ward III, who turned it into a swanky cocktail lounge oozing with a cool mix of modern chic and old New York charm.
A mellow haven situated just outside the chaos of Times Square, the venue features a soothing décor of dark wood and leather booths, and is a popular haunt for suited young professionals and pre-theater couples who stop in for lively chatter and a few sing-alongs with the pianist.
A wooden bar bathed in the glow of lanterns draws a mix of business cohorts, local regulars, and tourists out to savor some mixologist-crafted variations of old-school classics, from the unbeatable Manhattan to the satisfying Rum Old-Fashioned.
The crowd swells around 7pm as theatergoers flock in for a quick cocktail before show time, and then explodes again after 10pm when cultured patrons spill out of restaurants and musicals down the street.
A Big Apple mainstay with a stylish new look, The Rum House is a destination for anyone looking to enjoy a classy buzz before the curtain rises or after it falls.
Young professionals, entertainment professionals, lawyers, pre-theater couples, hotel guests, and tourists, 20s to 40s.
Live piano music six nights a week, ambient music otherwise.
Beer $6+, wine $8+/glass or $34+/bottle, cocktails $10+.
Nice casual or business attire: button-downs, slacks, suits, business dresses, nice blouses and skirts, heels and dress shoes.
Any night before 7pm or after 11pm to drink with the Broadway enthusiasts, and Friday and Saturday nights for the biggest crowds.
Only a few blocks away, Rudy’s (169 West 48th Street) provides a similar upbeat vibe with a more casual setting.