A6 at 6 Columbus Circle

Neighborhood: Upper West Side
6 Columbus Circle
Website: thompsonhotels.com
Price Point: $$

Let Central Park and Columbus Circle serve as a backdrop to your evening at this 14th-floor hotel lounge. Expect to sidestep annoying crowds here with the strict hotel-guest or reservations-only policy. The casual décor is neither stuffy nor over-the-top, instead serving as the perfect mix of casual and impressive for drinks with co-workers or family. With Blue Ribbon Sushi and Grill located in the lobby, you can choose from a menu of signature drinks and a curated selection of sakes.

[via thompsonhotels.com]