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The Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel

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Name says it all

The lights in here are a little funky on the eyes. Like many hotel bars in the city, it’s not... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Stephen K
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Winter Park, Florida
via mobile
Sophisticated Bar

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

Reviewed April 10, 2018
arubaphil
,
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 Sep 2018
“Name says it all”
10 Apr 2018
“Sophisticated Bar”
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Comfortable and classic, the lounge of the Algonquin Hotel is a New York landmark.
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59 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6613
Midtown
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The lights in here are a little funky on the eyes. Like many hotel bars in the city, it’s not cheap. The bar tenders are very friendly & attentive. Gin & tonics were good, they don’t have Stella. If you’re staying at the Algonquin stop...More

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I have been to the Algonquin bar on more than one occasion but this was my first stop since it’s re-branding. One of my favorite Monty Python skits is the Cheese Shop and I felt that vibe during my recent visit to the Blue Bar...More

1  Thank GaddisGadabout
Reviewed July 8, 2018

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 April 24, 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 April 10, 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 January 25, 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 December 22, 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.

1  Thank WilliamCHiggins
Reviewed October 29, 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 October 8, 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

1  Thank AlexAW2011
Reviewed September 24, 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
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