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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary...

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

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What a great place to hang out in, if you are at least a tiny bit dressed up. The St. Regis is one of those great hotels that just call on this former farm boy to stop by and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
robcurtross
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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459 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great place to hang out in, if you are at least a tiny bit dressed up. The St. Regis is one of those great hotels that just call on this former farm boy to stop by and visit. The bar is very welcoming, at least when it isn't too crowded; the champagne is icy cold; and the bartender... More 

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1 Thank robcurtross
Miami, Florida
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140 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a joy to visit. The décor is old world charm with wood paneling Library Style and a mural behind the bar that its already a classic of the bar. Classy, quiet ...great for conversation....great service and the best drinks. We had a Negroni....not an easy drinks to make balancing all the ingredients....was perfect!!! A Gin Tonic with great English... More 

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Thank Lourdes C
Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The it place to be, super swanky stylish bar, sexy crowed great feeling just hanging out here amazing drinks. The bartender was a bit rude which can be blamed on a busy night.

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Thank Simon B
Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I went in for a drink and was told by the manager to stand at the bar and try get the barmans attention. I went to the restroom and when I came back and entered the bar, the people in line thought I had jumped the line and complained to the bar manager. I was asked to vacate the bar... More 

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Thank Bushfield11243
Dallas, Texas
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651 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

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!!!

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Thank CliveWatkins
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148 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank HollyTravels365
barcelona
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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 

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Thank paluna
green brook
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank James P
Essex, Connecticut
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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