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  • King Cole Bar Lounge

  • 2 E. 55th St.
    New York, NY 10022
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 212-753-4500
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After you've run the gauntlet of the St. Regis lobby, take refuge in the dark, lavish, woody warmth of The Bar With That Famous Mural (Maxfield Parrish actually painted "Old King Cole" for another hotel bar, but we won't quibble). Mixological lore also has it that the so-called "Red Snapper" came over from Harry's New York Bar in Paris and eventually morphed into the Bloody Mary, King Cole's signature cocktail. Beyond these claims to fame, this is the place for making good impressions and stimulating conversation, and even if you're capable of neither, be heartened that the chestnut lighting will flatter you, the beer nuts are the best you'll ever have, and your top-shelf liquor cocktail will be stiff. The scene can be subdued and tinkling or downright hectic. If you're lucky enough to secure a table at the banquette, settle in and sip slowly as the Old Guard and the Well-Maintained parade by.

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    Mon-Sat, 11:30am-2:30am Sun, noon-midnight

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