Rose Bar

Hotel Bar / Lounge
Rose Bar Located in the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel, Rose Bar is a chic and modern parlor that draws a clientele of artists, trendsetters, and the occasional celebrity. New York United States 40.738546 -73.985772
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Party Earth Review Located in the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel, Rose Bar is a chic and modern parlor that draws a clientele of artists, trendsetters, and the occasional celebrity. While no longer an A-list hotspot, the venue (created by Ian... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    6: 23rd Street-Park Avenue South

  • Phone:

    212-920-3300

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  • Hours:

    Su noon–8pm, M–Sa noon–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Rose Bar Review

The Scene

Located in the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel, Rose Bar is a chic and modern parlor that draws a clientele of artists, trendsetters, and the occasional celebrity.

Located in the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel, Rose Bar is a chic and modern parlor that draws a clientele of artists, trendsetters, and the occasional celebrity.

While no longer an A-list hotspot, the venue (created by Ian Schrager of Studio 54 fame, and designed by Julian Schnabel) still has a discerning door and guests who find themselves lucky enough to make it in are ushered through the adjacent Jade Bar and into a warm and welcoming environment.

Fittingly decked out in velvet drapes and soothing, luxe shades of antique rose and moss green, the refreshingly unpretentious nightspot consists of a spacious, high-ceilinged room featuring a deep mahogany bar, a massive fireplace, and plenty of velvet sofas and chairs where writers, musicians, and scenesters wearing everything from suits to designer t-shirts cozy up for cocktails and conversation.

Patrons into the fine arts will admire the bar’s rotating collection of works by the likes of Warhol and Basquiat, while those looking to relax will appreciate the free use of the pool table in the back.

Laid back and exceedingly cool, Rose Bar is the perfect sanctuary for artsy New Yorkers and celebs in need of a low-key night out.

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Tip from Adriana:

If you call ahead and make a reservation - you might have an easier time getting inside this lush, warm bar.

  • Crowd

    Diverse group of affluent artists, designers, fashionistas, musicians, and the occasional celebrity, 20s to 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Primarily rock music with some pop. Pool table.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Lunch/dinner menu features New American/Italian fusion cuisine. Late-night menu offers appetizers and snack plates.

  • Prices

    Lunch/dinner menu $9–$34, late-night menu $9–$16. Beer $9+, cocktails $19+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Any style as long as it’s designer.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    The bar draws a big crowd all week, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Close By

    The hotel’s rooftop bar offers a cool place to hang out on summer nights.

Rose Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
Swanky Seduction for the Moneyed and Hip
AnneMarie J. Feb 19, 2013
Ambiance is no joke here. If you're a regular Joe, be prepared to feel instantly dwarfed by the intensity of this place. From the perfectly coiffed door-staff to the models masquerading as top-notch "mixologists", Rose Bar doesn't mess around. An attractive lady in a body-hugging red dress, I had no trouble getting in on a random Tuesday night in August, even with my under-dressed date in tow, but I would imagine that on a more happening night, this is the sort of place where you'd need to flex your fancy-pants 'tude to get past the door. Expansive and elegant, the decor packs a punch, but is just sophisticated enough to avoid seeming like just another over-priced ultra-lounge. In a city like New York, if you've seen one posh nightclub, you've seen em' all, but Rose Bar has just enough of the important stuff to keep you satisfied. The music, a mix of obscure but killer beats, was phenomenal, and the drinks didn't disappoint. Gramercy isn't the most happening neighborhood, so this place is a bit off the beaten path, but if you're in the area, it's worth checking out for a cocktail or two. If you're the frugal type, however-- beware. There's a reason why Rose Bar is known for celebrity sightings. *Stage Whisper* It's because they're rich.
Beautiful
Katie G. Dec 12, 2012
Great place for ambiance and character! Enjoyed having a few drinks with my friends here, no celebrities but just a great time! I would definitely come back to meet my "city" friends here and to catch up!
Nice Relaxing Spot for Rich and Connected People
Risa C. Dec 6, 2012
Jaclyn's statement about Anchorman is spot on! That's exactly how you feel walking in there - if you're able to walk in. My friend works here and when I hang out with him there are usually quite a few people turned away - followed by a ton of name dropping and "do you know who I am!"s. The interior is really nice and cozy especially with the fire place and large scale art hanging around the high ceilinged space. Whenever I come by to visit my friend I always ask for a list of which celebrities are inside and there are usually at least a few on any given night, but the door can be notoriously tough if you don't come early and impossible at night if you aren't a celebrity or on the list. While I do enjoy the ambiance, I wouldn't come here for a wild night out, but if I lived in the area or was a hotel guest I would definitely come by for a relaxing night out or a few drinks on a low key night out.
Relaxing
Jaclyn W. Nov 19, 2012
You know that Anchorman quote where Ron is like, "I have many leather-bound books.."? That's precisely what I think of when I enter Rose Bar. Went here after a birthday dinner to grab cocktails before the actual party and did not want to leave. We had reservations, but there really wasn't an issue getting in regardless. There were five of us, so we split between sitting at the bar and the eventually got to pull up extra chairs around a small table. Again, between the fireplace, the cocktails and the leather chairs, it was next to impossible to get me to leave. Great place for a romantic date spot. You could easily get lost in a conversation in such a warm an inviting environment. We got a bottle to toast the birthday boy and then switched over to personal drinks. I highly recommend 'Diamonds and Pearls,' and I don't even like Martinis.
Great Date Spot
Samantha L. Oct 8, 2012
I went here on a first date and really enjoyed it. Being on the list certainly helps as you simply walk around the side bar and enter with no wait. The drink menu is extensive and the scene is laid back - or was when I was there. There's a pool table in the front (where the Manning brothers were playing) and the seating is pretty generous. Many cozy couches and chairs provide either an intimate atmosphere for couples or a nice group setting where you can actually hear one another.
Beautiful bar, awesome drinks
Sara G. Sep 7, 2012
Rose Bar is exactly what you would expect: sophisticated, elegant, and gorgeous. While it's definitely upscale, it's also very comfortable. And their artwork is awesome. The drinks are pricey, but they are worth it. The mixologists are gifted - their drinks menu is great, but chat up the mixologists and get them to make you something off the menu to truly appreciate their talent. Get your girls, and have fun getting dolled up to come here. If you're still worried about the door, get there on the earlier side and they're much more lenient. If you do get turned away at the door, it will be done by gentlemen. The staff are all class here.
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