A hip and colorful destination, Mariachi Bar and Restaurant supplies its guests with everything from dancing to stir fry. Serving a menu of pan-Asian cuisine, the kitchen fries and sautes ribs, rice cakes, and giant octopi for visitors to snack on before they hit the bar for pitchers of beer. Frequent events light up the dance floor, and a nightly happy hour held seven days a week offers specials on drinks and snacks.
If you duck into Samad's Gourmet for a loaf of fresh Mediterranean bread, you might hear footsteps on the ceiling or the strains of soft music rumbling from above. Upstairs, the Heights Bar & Grill is in full swing, as Columbia students and locals chatter animatedly and bartenders dart about, blending frozen margaritas and mixing mojitos. Their faces are illuminated by strings of colorful lights and cooled in the summer by a breeze that drifts in through tall windows. The mood is equally lively on the third-floor roof deck, where guests clink pint-size drinks over overstuffed burritos and mountains of meaty nachos. Others recline on sofas, listening to the hum of the streets or of Broadway below. During winter months, the deck is covered with a retractable roof, shielding patrons from snow and wind.
Three floors, five bars, flashing lights, and thumping bass are the ingredients that make up the tasty cocktail that is SOHO Nightclub. Each floor has its own atmosphere and guests are invited to wander from level to level, sipping drinks and taking in the scene. A male revue and a legion of go-go dancers add sultry moves to the mix on designated evenings. Revelers can relax with bottle service or hookah at tables—the perfect setting for reading a really good book.
Located in New York (Union Square), Gramercy Park Hotel is minutes from Gramercy Park and Flatiron Building. This 5-star hotel is close to Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal.
Make yourself at home in one of the 185 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and DVD players. Flat-screen televisions are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as concierge services. Additional features include babysitting/childcare, billiards, and wedding services.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
Flowing with live music, libations, and good-spirited sports, Tobacco Road eschews the pretentions of club-hopping nightlife in favor of a convivial neighborhood-bar experience. Voted Best Dive Bar by the Village Voice, Tobacco Road’s weekly schedule runs the gamut of entertainment with nightly events for sports fans, blues and show-tunes devotees, and rampaging bachelorettes. Friday and Saturday nights, dueling pianos reign with the famed Shake Rattle & Roll showcase, a raucous all-request sing-along where classic hits such as “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Piano Man,” and Beethoven’s Symphony in C Major inspire revelrous toasts, games, and shot giveaways. A motley crew of bikini-clad barmaids and friendly clientele rounds out the colorful cast at the Midtown dive, which is located a leap-frog’s jump from the Port Authority.
Piccolo Café fills the boot-shaped hole in New York City’s edible heart, offering casual diners and coffee imbibers fresh, inventive lunch fare and organic Italian brews. The Gramercy menu differs slightly from Midtown’s, but both locations feature authentic Italian cuisine such as the prosciutto, baby spinach, and parmigiano salad ($7), which is served alongside garlic olive oil bruschetta. The parmigiano cheese egg sandwich ($6.50 at Gramercy, $6 at Midtown) is a hearty addition to meatless diets, and unlike fast food chains’ morning meatballs or dusk-till-dawn deep-fried sugar cubes, it’s served all day long.