Departures - Top Cocktail Bars and Lounges

Loungers for Life!

This is a list of Loungerati recommended  Top Cocktail Bars & Lounges. We did leave out many bars, lounges, and restaurants that serve cocktails that you may consider to be top shelf. However, we feel that the majority of establishments on our recommendation list achieve a perfect balance of craft cocktails,  lounge worthy ambiance, and most importantly - hospitality.

New York City
Brooklyn
Clover Club  - 210 Smith Street, Cobble Hill, (718) 855-7939 
Dram Bar - 177 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, (718) 486-3726
Fort Defiance - 365 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, (718) 522-7996
Henry Public - 329 Henry Street, Cobble Hill, (718) 852-8630
Huckleberry Bar - 588 Grand Street, Williamsburg, (718) 218-8555
The JakeWalk -282 Smith Street, Carroll Gardens, (347) 599-0294
Maison Premiere98 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, (347) 335-0446
The Drink - 228 Manhattan Avenue, Williamsburg, No phone
The Richardson - 451 Graham Avenue, Williamsburg, (718) 389-0839
Weather Up - 589 Vanderbilt Avenue, Prospect Heights, No phone

Manhattan
1534 -  20 Prince Street, SoHo, No phone
Attaboy - 134 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side - Coming Soon
B-Flat - 277 Church Street, Tribeca, (212) 219-2970
Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle Hotel - 35 E 76th Street, Upper East Side, (212) 744-1600
The Campbell Apartment - 15 Vanderbilt Avenue, Midtown, (212) 953-0409
Daddy-O -  44 Bedford Street, West Village, (212) 414-8884
Death & Co. - 433 E 6th Street, East Village, (212) 388-0882 
The Empire Room - 350 5th Avenue in the Empire State Building, (212) 643-5400
Employees Only - 510 Hudson Street, West Village, (212) 424-3021
Flatiron Lounge - 37 W 19th St. (btw 5th & 6th Aves), Flatiron (212) 727-7741
Freemans- Freeman Alley at Rivington, Lower East Side, (212) 420-0012
Gin Palace - E 6th Street @ Avenue A, East Village (212) 614-6808
Hudson Bar & Books -  636 Hudson Street, West Village, (212) 229- 2642
King Cole Bar at the St. Regis Hotel - 2 E 55th St., Midtown, (212) 753-4500
The Lambs Club at the Chatwal Hotel -132 W 44th St., Theatre District, (212) 997-5262
Lantern's Keep at the Algonquin Hotel - 49 West 44th Street, (212) 453-4233
Little Branch- 22 7th Avenue, West Village, (212) 929-4360
Macao Trading Co. - 311 Church Street, Tribeca, (212) 431-8750
Mayahuel- 304 E 6th Street, East Village, No phone
Middle Branch - 154 East 33rd Street, Murray Hill, 212-213-1350
Milk & Honey - 50 East 23rd Street, Gramercy, No phone 
Re-opening January 2013
Pouring Ribbons - 225 Avenue B, East Village, (917)656-6788
PKNY - 49 Essex Street, Lower East Side, (212) 777-8454 
PDT - 113 St Mark's Place, East Village, (212) 614-0386
Pegu Club -77 West Houston, SoHo (212) 473-7348
Raines Law Room - 48 W 17th Street, Flatiron, No phone
The Rum House - 228 West 47th Street, Times Square, (646) 490-6924
Ward III - 111 Reade Street, Tribeca, (212)240-9189 
Weather Up Tribeca - 159 Duane Street (Tribeca) 
Queens
Dutch Kills - 27-24 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens

Boston
Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar - 1310 Boylston, Boston (617) 450-9000
Drink - 348 Congress Street # 101,Boston, (617) 695-1806
Deep Ellum - 477 Cambridge Street, Alston, (617) 787-BEER
Eastern Standard Kitchen & Bar -  528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston (617) 532-9100
Trina's Starlight Lounge - 3 Beacon Street, Somerville, (617) 576-0006

Chicago
Crimson Lounge at the Hotel Sax - 333 North Dearborn Street, River North, (312) 923-2473
Green Mill Jazz Club - 4802 N. Broadway Avenue, Uptown, (773) 878-5552
The Violet Hour - 1520 North Damen Avenue, Wicker Park,  (773) 252-150

Houston
Anvil Bar & Refuge - 1424 Westheimer Rd (713) 523-1622

Kansas City
Manifesto - 1924 Main Street, Cross Roads, Downtown (816) 536-1325


Los Angeles
The Varnish - 118 E 6th Street, Downtown (213) 622-999
Edison Downtown - 108 W 2nd St, Downtown, (213) 613-0000

New Orleans

Arnaud's French 75 - 813 Bienville Street, French Quarter (504)523-5433
Bellocq - 936 Saint Charles Avenue, Wharehouse District (504) 962-0911

Carousel Bar at Hotel Monteleone - 214 Royal Street, French Quarter

Cure - 4905 Freret Street, Upperline, (504) 302-2357
The Saint - 961 Saint Mary Street, Lower Garden District (504)523-0050
Sazarac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel - 123 Baronne Street, Downtown (504) 648-1200
SoBou at W Hotel - 310 Chartres Street, French Quarter (504) 552-4095


San Francisco
The Alembic Bar - 1725 Haight Street, Haight-Ashbury (415) 666-0822
Beretta- 1199 Valencia Street, The Mission (415) 695-1199
Bourbon & Branch - 501 Jones Street, Downtown (415) 346-1735
Elixir - 200 16th Street, The Mission (415) 552-1633
Rickhouse - 246 Kearny Street, Downtown (415) 398-2827