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King Cole Bar

Address: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., near 5th Ave., New York City, NY (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212/753-4500
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Ranked #90 of 784 Nightlife in New York City
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Owner description: St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Owner description: St. Regis Hotel lounge bar known for creating the world-famous Bloody Mary cocktail.

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Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a very high energy, place to be sort of place in New York City! If you can get a seat, enjoy the great service in a very busy place.

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Smithtown, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We wanted to experience a bloody Mary at the place that invented this drink. We had to wait 35 minutes but it was all worth it. I had the Clamatto base bloody mary and it was to die for! My wife had a tomato base bloody mary and she also liked it. I would recommend this bar to anyone who... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

The King Cole Salon offers afternoon tea featuring many tea selections, sweets and savouries and a lovely environment. Service was fine, but sometimes felt a bit neglected. Generally a pleasant diversion in a busy day. Gorgeous decor and architecture.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A classic New York Hotel bar that was once magical is no more. The new tables ,music and "chic" cafeteria outside eliminate the remaining charm of the mural and bar. The service and the staff reflect the downward spiral. The old magic of King Cole is a memory and a victim of shortsighted management and poor creativity.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went for the 'first Bloody Mary' and it was just ok - the tomato mixer was fresh but lacking in something. For the price, I wasn't impressed. Service was nice.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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164 reviews 164 reviews
44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This bar, previously one of my favorites, has gone down hill dramatically. For $21 one might expect to have a bartender who is friendly and professional. Not here. Bartender talked or yelled to bar back the whole 20 minutes I was here. Never made eye contact. What once was a somewhat dressy room is apparently welcoming to guys in muscle... More 

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Richland, Washington
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The birth place of the bloody marry - the original was a very simple one and although fun for the nostalgic reason to get it I would recommend getting one of their other versions. The wasabi pees were a nice touch. The wall is great and so is the darkness of the bar.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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142 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Definitely worth a stop if you are looking for an elegant place for a cocktail. Maxfield Parrish enthusiasts will really appreciate the huge mural behind the bar. Bloody Mary was invented here --- *If you don't want to spend $$$ for a cocktail, you can also stop in for a brief visit to take a look at the art.

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NewYork
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21 reviews 21 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The King Cole Room in the St.Regis Hotel is everything you would want a first rate drinking establishment to be. The room is steeped in history (The Maxfield Parrish iconic painting above the bar cannot be missed.) The drinks are strong and the wine pours are friendly. Make sure you intend to spend some real money when there because nothing... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Lovely place to have a drink and meet up with friends. Menu options could be broader; service WAAY too slow. but lovely space, quiet and elegant.

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