When it comes to celebrating the season, these places don’t mess around.
Christmas in New York City is a well-trodden tradition. And while there are certain seasonal musts—the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the tree in Rockefeller Center—you shouldn’t miss out on that other grand NYC holiday tradition: having cocktails. Throughout the season, some of New York’s finest bars transform into winter wonderlands of their very own, while clever pop-up bars dot the city like baubles on a tree. Want to know which ones to add to your to-do list? Below, take a look at the best places to get your holiday cheer into gear this season as well as a look back at a few of the venues around town that really got in the holiday spirit in 2018.
Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia
The greenhouse terrace bar Ophelia at the top of the Beekman Tower transforms its 360-degree Manhattan views into a glittering snow globe again this holiday season with gleaming strands of snowflakes and lights strung from the ceiling and wintery touches like garlands and sheepskin seat covers. Wintery cocktails like the Rising Star with cognac, rum, cinnamon, and lotus cookie infused cream will feature as well as desserts like churros.
Open November 1, 2019—February 28, 2020. Beekman Tower, 3 Mitchell Place.