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King Cole Bar

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Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212/753-4500
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am

St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody...

St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.

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This is a great hang in the city. Feel like a movie star and cocktail here if anywhere. A classic New York bar with pretty people and vibe. You'll pay for it, but cmon, you're in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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622 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great hang in the city. Feel like a movie star and cocktail here if anywhere. A classic New York bar with pretty people and vibe. You'll pay for it, but cmon, you're in Manhattan. Snacks are good here too so don't discount having some bar chow while you're posing!!!

Thank CliveWatkins
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136 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab the "original" Bloody Mary with friends at this must visit NYC bar. Often crowded and very "scene-y". Grab delicious bar bites late night! One of my favorite spots in NYC!

Thank HollyTravels365
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154 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We entered through the Hotel St Regis 5th Ave side door and firmly walked towards the music at the end of the elegant dining room. The famous "Old King Cole" Mural enhanced by some strategic spotlights presides the stage and is obsessively scrutinized by all guests asking each other for its top confidential secret (see below if you want to... More 

Thank paluna
green brook
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible Maxfield Parrish mural joins some of New York's best bartenders behind the polished mahogany of this stylish, swanky Manhattan classic. If you've never been, you must go. Your wallet alone will determine if you come back again. But if you have the means, or the expense account, the King Cole Bar in the St. Regis Hotel is the... More 

1 Thank irishgirl321
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We haven't been to the king Cole Bar since we relocated to south Florida last Sept. 2024. It was the best bar in the city. The only thing I miss in New York is the Met and the Old King Cole Bar in the St Regis. All the people that worked there were the best. We are coming back in... More 

Thank James P
Essex, Connecticut
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Gorgeous bar to have drinks and chat with your friends. The Parrish mural itself is worth a visit. Bartenders/waiters very attentive and knowledgeable about drinks etc. If you want somewhere classy, this is your place.

1 Thank Teenzone
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were refused service because my fiance was wearing shorts (it's July..... during the day....and it was 100 degrees.....). We wanted to go to this bar where we've had previous memorable dates to toast our engagement. We got engaged ten minutes prior. Didn't ruin the day, but definitely NOT considering going back again, or staying at the hotel for our... More 

Thank Mischi985
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The cocktails were adequate but nothing special. Maybe we hit it on a bad day but the clientele and service was such that we would go elsewhere. Expensive, so would have expected something better ...... there are many better places in New York City. Te service was poor ..... slow and cheeky. We just wanted a quality drink in a... More 

Thank NickDJones
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place isn't cheap but it's a classy place for a drink ...we love the old school elegance ..,come here for nice elegant ambiance ....

Thank ledezmacjl
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our time at the St Regis, especially with Angel, the wonderful soul behind the bar. Myself and my partner visited on our last evening in NYC (my partner having been in the bar a couple of days before and spoke to the staff about the cocktails, and the gin that he loves - at one point someone... More 

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