60 Thompson Rating: 4.0 Pearls
A60 is one of the city's most exclusive rooftop bars -- its open only to card-carrying "members" (read: celebrities, fashion types, and other bold-named scenesters) and hotel guests. For the price of a room you just might gain access to some of the best celebrity gawking in Manhattan.
Soho Grand Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The music at the Soho Grand gets upbeat and loud in the evenings, as the lounge fills with twenty- and thirty-something scenesters -- men in dark skinny jeans, women with chic bobs -- and you often have to push your way to the bar. The scene is particularly frenetic on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, when a DJ spins the tunes.
Tribeca Grand Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
With spacious rooms, a lively lounge scene, and the occasional star-studded film screening, the Tribeca Grand is still a cool and comfortable place to grab a slice of urban hipsterism -- even if its cache has slipped a little in recetn years.