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The Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel

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Address: 59 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-6613
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Comfortable and classic, the lounge of the Algonquin Hotel is a New York...

Comfortable and classic, the lounge of the Algonquin Hotel is a New York landmark.

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A great through back bar, with a cool blue hue.

Stopped by here with some friends for a drink and was intrigued about the history of this bar. Very interesting and worth a stop if you're in the area.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it has only a loose connection to the infamous Algonquin, this is my mom's favorite spot for drinks in Manhattan. Drinks are good and not too overpriced. I'd skip the appetizers they weren't very good. But it's a good place attached to the Algonquin hotel to get a flavor of Jazz Age New York.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stopped by here with some friends for a drink and was intrigued about the history of this bar. Very interesting and worth a stop if you're in the area.

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You must beware upfront - it's not cheap. That said the cocktails are very good. Classic speakeasy cocktails.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing speakeasy right near times square. The Music was incredible- so relaxing and sexy. The drinks are absolutely delicious and well worth getting as well. (Price point is higher but again- veryyy good) Great service and vibe; Beautiful bar. Our bartenders were Johnny Christian and they were extremely nice and great at recommendations. Such a cool place. Definitely check it... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We initially visited to enjoy the historical aspect of the Algonquin, and decided to have a drink in the Blue Bar. With the blue lights, heavy dark furniture, low noise level and professional waiter, the atmosphere was soothing. We were able to have a reasonable conversation and just relax. This has to be one of the best bars in NYC.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The drinks are very expensive but once in awhile its a great place to meet with friends. The service was topnotch and the atmosphere is great.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My first "terrible" rating on Trip Advisor. My husband and I went to the Blue Bar for Dorothy Parker cocktails. Our bartender informed us of a more legit Dorothy Parker that he had created....did we want to try that instead? Why not? One of each! Yum! However, our bartender's version was $22 vs the $17 house version. And we were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great spot for pre or post theatre cocktail. Attentive staff. Amazing hotel which is worth a stay. Great atmosphere and history. Good bar food. Crab cakes are wonderful. Lobster rolls but light in lobster.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were looking for a spot to get a drink and small bite before going to the theater. I would highly recommend the Blue Bar. Lots of history, nice service and good food. We tried the mojito and the mini Reuben which were delicious. A classy fun atmosphere before the show!

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I enjoyed two Broadway plays while in NYC recently and stayed at a hotel near the Algonquin. On our way back to our hotel, we decided to stop at The Blue Bar for refreshments. Our waiter was Azimur and he was very good. We had the Moscow Mule and the Cucumber Martini. Both were tasty and delicious.... More 

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