New York's nightlife is world famous, and some of the hottest scenes in town are to be found in hotel bars and lounges. For guests at these hotels a night of "staying in" can be quite a party.
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.
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.
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.