19. Hudson Bar at the Hudson Hotel

CITY: New York City
ADDRESS: 356 West 58th St.
WEBSITE: hudsonhotel.com

Kubrick fans, pay attention: If for nothing else, stop here for the venue’s uncanny resemblance to the closing scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The bottom-lit glass floors support an arrangement of extravagant chairs and sofas, none of which seem too comfortable, but this isn’t the place to sit and get cozy, unless you plan on dishing out for bottle service. The hand-painted ceiling by Francisco Clemente only adds to the air of opulence, but you’ll likely be too focused on dancing or mingling ‘til 4 a.m. to notice.